Employee relations

Nissan UK delays pay talks as threat of no-deal Brexit looms

Pay talks between Nissan UK and its employees on Wearside have been delayed because of Brexit fears.
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Union urges Uber users not to cross ‘digital picket line’

9 Oct 2018

The IWGB union has a called a 24-hour strike against Uber and is urging the public not use the taxi-hailing...

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Hospitality workers strike over pay and union recognition

4 Oct 2018

Workers at McDonald’s, TGI Fridays, JD Wetherspoon, Deliveroo and Uber Eats are staging a 24-hour walk out today, in separate...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2018 – probation dismissals and unavailable companions

2 Oct 2018

Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?

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Plans to ban employers from taking staff tips announced

1 Oct 2018

New legislation to ensure that tips go to workers and not to their employers will be introduced in a crackdown...

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TUC study highlights low earnings and slams ‘sham’ self-employment

28 Sep 2018

Almost half of self-employed people aged over 25 are earning less than the minimum wage, according to new research.
The...

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Labour plans compulsory employee share ownership

24 Sep 2018

A future Labour government would require all companies with 250 or more employees to give shares to their workers worth...

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McDonald’s, Wetherspoon and TGI Friday workers to strike next month

20 Sep 2018

Workers at JD Wetherspoon, McDonald’s and TGI Fridays are to strike on 4 October over pay.
The strike will include...

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Prison officers protest at Pentonville Prison

Prison officers call off protest action after withdrawal of court threat

14 Sep 2018

An estimated 5,000 prison staff had assembled at facilities to protest against the rise of violence experienced by staff working with inmates

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Top 10 HR questions August 2018 – Brexit and executive pay ratios

4 Sep 2018

While progress has been made in some areas of the Brexit negotiations, including agreement on the rights of EU citizens...

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Proceeding with a disciplinary hearing when companion unavailable

4 Sep 2018

XpertHR’s consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent decision highlighting the potential danger in proceeding with a disciplinary hearing...

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New polls confirm desire for flexible working as 9 to 5 declines

21 Aug 2018

Only 6% of employees are working the traditional hours of 9 to 5 according to a new poll carried out...

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Rail unions attack Grayling over CPI pay deal suggestion

15 Aug 2018

Rail unions have reacted angrily to transport secretary Chris Grayling’s assertion that costs in the rail industry – including pay...

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Ryanair strikes: airline could face legal claims from unions

10 Aug 2018

Ryanair could face legal action from unions as strikes lead to the cancellation of one in six flights across Europe....

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Joint employer concept to be tested in High Court

7 Aug 2018

In a case that could open the door for more than 3 million outsourced workers to negotiate directly with their...

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