Employee relations

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Scrapping Union Learning Fund would be ‘tremendous loss’

19 Oct 2020

Tesco, Arla Foods and Tata Steel are among employers backing a campaign to persuade the government to rethink plans to scrap the Union Learning Fund.

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University staff react to Sage advice to move teaching online

14 Oct 2020

University staff and unions are considering next steps after it was revealed yesterday that Sage (the Scientific Advisory Group for...

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Managing conflict: How are investigations holding up in the pandemic?

6 Oct 2020

Just because a high proportion of employees are away from the office does not mean conflict has disappeared.

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Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

2 Oct 2020

As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...

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One third of businesses plan redundancies before Christmas

1 Oct 2020

One in three firms are likely to make redundancies over the next three months, but many admit they are unaware...

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Firm alleged to have abused furlough faces tribunal claim

29 Sep 2020

Unite has described a tribunal case launched today as “a wake-up call” for employers that have fraudulently claimed funds from...

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Plan to bring civil servants back to the office ‘a waste of time’

25 Sep 2020

The leader of a union representing senior civil servants has branded the government’s attempts at bringing staff back to Whitehall...

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Don’t rush to make redundancies, insist key industry bodies

24 Sep 2020

Employers must “exhaust all possible alternatives” before making redundancies, a joint statement from Acas, the Confederation of British Industry and...

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More employment tribunals to go virtual in raft of changes

17 Sep 2020

The government is relaxing the rules around employment tribunals to allow more hearings to be held online in an effort...

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BA boss signals ‘fire and rehire’ plan U-turn

17 Sep 2020

The chief executive of British Airways has told MPs that it sees no need to ‘fire and rehire’ cabin crew...

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Unite union: Extend furlough to avoid ‘redundancy floodgates’

16 Sep 2020

The Unite union has added to calls for the government to extend the furlough scheme beyond the end of October...

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Covid-19 and recession: Is redundancy the only option?

15 Sep 2020

With job losses never far from the headlines and the end of the furlough scheme looming, businesses are evaluating the...

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Whitehall

Civil Service union seeks return-to-office rethink as infections rise

11 Sep 2020

As R rate rises Civil Service union raises doubts over 80% return to office bid.

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B&Q reinstates worker who had Covid-19 after appeal

10 Sep 2020

A woman with Covid-19 was initially dismissed from her job for failing to follow absence procedures.

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