Employee relations

Outsourcing: How the IWGB nearly overturned collective bargaining rules

Last month the High Court dismissed a case which would have seen outsourced workers able to negotiate pay and conditions - but the fight still has legs

Academics forced to sign NDAs to cover up bullying and harassment allegations

17 Apr 2019

Dozens of academics have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements to stop bullying, discrimination and sexual misconduct allegations coming out,...

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Driven to distraction: How can we tackle our waning attention spans?

16 Apr 2019

Our collective attention span is disappearing as more and more channels of information make demands on our time. This is...

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Outsourcing giant faces protests over payroll upgrade

11 Apr 2019

The outsourcing company ISS faces protests today over changes to its payroll system that will see it withhold the pay...

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Shared parental leave should be ‘overhauled’

5 Apr 2019

Shared parental leave is unaffordable for most working families and should be overhauled, according to the TUC.

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Outsourced workers lose collective bargaining bid

26 Mar 2019

The High Court has dismissed a case brought by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which claimed that...

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Pharmacists’ union wins eight-year battle for Boots recognition

12 Mar 2019

A pharmacists’ union has invited Boots to “start a new positive chapter of employee relations” after winning an eight year...

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Staff left in dark over employers’ Brexit plans

12 Mar 2019

As MPs prepare to vote again on Theresa May’s Brexit deal after she says she agreed “legally binding” change from...

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May’s promise on post-Brexit workers’ rights ‘meaningless’

11 Mar 2019

An EU and employment law barrister has described Theresa May’s purported guarantee on workers’ rights after Brexit as “meaningless” in...

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New EU employment law to be reviewed by Parliament post-Brexit

6 Mar 2019

Theresa May will today unveil how the UK government will handle emerging EU laws concerning workers’ rights after Brexit.
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TUC and GMB ‘passports’ to boost disabled people in work

25 Feb 2019

The TUC and the GMB union have launched an effort to prevent disabled people from leaving their jobs because of...

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Cleaner unfairly dismissed for Topshop pay protest

21 Feb 2019

A cleaner at Topshop’s flagship London store has won up to £75,000 after an employment tribunal found she had been...

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The Good Work Plan: how should employers prepare?

20 Feb 2019

In December 2018, the government set out the reforms it planned to introduce as part of the Good Work Plan,...

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Honda confirms 2021 closure of Swindon manufacturing plant

19 Feb 2019

Honda has confirmed that it proposes to close its manufacturing plant in Swindon in 2021, with the loss of around...

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Government reveals limited use of NDAs within civil service

19 Feb 2019

The government’s chief people officer has told MPs that since 2015 there have been just six instances of non-disclosure agreements...

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