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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.
16 Apr 2021
Foster carers are “workers” and have the right to unionise, according to a ruling today by the Court of Appeal....
14 Apr 2021
Today is the final day that British Gas engineers can agree to new terms and conditions or face dismissal.
13 Apr 2021
According to Prospect, two-thirds of remote workers want to see a new “right to disconnect” enshrined in law.
7 Apr 2021
Around 400 Deliveroo riders are striking over pay and conditions today, amid growing pressure for it to improve working practices and rights.
25 Mar 2021
The TUC has sounded the alarm over ‘huge gaps’ in UK employment law over the use of AI.
17 Mar 2021
Following the Supreme Court ruling that its drivers are workers, Uber is giving its UK drivers a guaranteed minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions.
9 Mar 2021
The GMB Union is taking Yodel to tribunal over claims hundreds of night workers were underpaid.
5 Mar 2021
The governent has recommended a 1% pay increase for NHS staff in a report to the health service's Pay Review Body.
4 Mar 2021
Civil servant Sir Philip Rutnam has settled his unfair dismissal case for £340,000 plus legal costs, as the home secretary avoids a tribunal hearing.
3 Mar 2021
As employers absorb today’s budget announcements, many will be reflecting how – this time last year – caution and concern...
26 Feb 2021
Independent Workers Union of Great Britain disappointed by decision, which hinged on Unison already being recognised by University of London.
26 Feb 2021
The European Commission has begun its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labour is governed by digital platforms.
17 Feb 2021
Usdaw has won a court case preventing Tesco from moving staff at its Livingston distribution centre onto new contracts.
12 Feb 2021
One in five working people are still going into work some or all of the time, according to a poll...