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A trade union is an association of workers in a particular industry or sector, designed to protect the rights, interests and working conditions of employees. Large trade unions in the UK include the TUC, Unite, Unison, the GMB and Usdaw.
Trade unions can receive recognition, or employers can derecognise trade unions. Employment laws protecting employees taking industrial action, such as taking part in strikes or picketing, are contained in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
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...
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...
2 Oct 2018
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1 Oct 2018
New legislation to ensure that tips go to workers and not to their employers will be introduced in a crackdown...
28 Sep 2018
Almost half of self-employed people aged over 25 are earning less than the minimum wage, according to new research.
20 Sep 2018
Workers at JD Wetherspoon, McDonald’s and TGI Fridays are to strike on 4 October over pay.
The strike will include...
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
15 Aug 2018
Rail unions have reacted angrily to transport secretary Chris Grayling’s assertion that costs in the rail industry – including pay...
7 Aug 2018
In a case that could open the door for more than 3 million outsourced workers to negotiate directly with their...
6 Aug 2018
Around 10 million workers – 37% of the UK workforce – are worried that automation will change their jobs for...
27 Jul 2018
One in 12 workers are not receiving their full holiday entitlement, according to the TUC.
The trade union body’s analysis...
29 Jun 2018
Unions and the Labour Party have condemned the government’s 2018 civil service pay guidance remit and called for its immediate...
21 Jun 2018
With just one day left to enter the Personnel Today Awards, we look at the initiatives that saw Great Western...
15 Jun 2018
A High Court judge today granted permission for Deliveroo couriers to challenge a previous ruling that they could not be...