Employee relations

Ryanair pilots’ trade union detriment case over first hurdle

Ryanair pilots who saw their staff travel benefits removed after they took part in a strike in 2019 will have...

Remote working: top tips for wellbeing and connection (webinar)

19 Jan 2021

27 January 2021, 2:00pm | The pandemic has been tough on your employees. Not only have they endured multiple lockdowns that have cut off access...

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Aviation in ‘jobs death spiral’ as Norwegian cuts 1,100 jobs

14 Jan 2021

Norwegian Air is to close its long-haul operations to concentrate on its short-haul network in Scandinavia, meaning around 1,100 staff...

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Establish a legal right to furlough for working parents: TUC

14 Jan 2021

Major survey finds 78% of working mothers have not been able to gain furlough funding.

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Five employment law cases that will shape 2021

13 Jan 2021

Stephen Simpson looks at five important employment law cases that will grab the headlines in 2021, covering significant issues such...

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Unison elects first woman leader

11 Jan 2021

Christine McAnea has been elected as the new general secretary of Unison, the UK’s largest trade union.
She is the...

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Flexible working: Can we go back on arrangements in future?

8 Jan 2021

The unprecedented shift towards home and flexible working brought about by Covid-19 has led many employers to announce permanent new...

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British Gas staff begin strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans

7 Jan 2021

British Gas staff have begun a five-day national strike over changes to their terms and conditions.
The GMB Union has...

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Government defends keeping nurseries open despite union outcry

6 Jan 2021

The government has defended its decision to keep nursery schools open during the national lockdown in England amid union concern...

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Covid-19 safety rules ‘outdated’ say unions

5 Jan 2021

Trade unions are calling on the government to update workplace safety rules, published in the first lockdown, to protect workers...

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Theatre staff who learned of job losses on social media win pay-out

5 Jan 2021

Twenty-three former theatre employees have been awarded 90 days’ pay after they found out they were losing their jobs via...

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MPs join unions in urging British Gas/Centrica to end fire-rehire threat

17 Dec 2020

MPs have urged Centrica’s bosses to withdraw their threat of firing and then rehiring engineers as a ballot closes on strike action at the company.

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BT could face first national strike since 1987

11 Dec 2020

Telecoms giant BT is potentially facing its first national strike in 33 years after staff expressed their willingness to take...

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Retail giants under pressure to remain closed on Boxing Day

10 Dec 2020

Asda has announced it will not open on Boxing Day, joining Marks & Spencer and Wickes.

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Agency workers paid less than employees win back pay

8 Dec 2020

Forty agency workers who collect waste for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands will receive thousands of pounds...

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