Workplace facilities, such as the equipment used and how office space is utilised, can have a big impact on employees' working environment.

A “facilities agreement” is a formal agreement between an employer and a trade union setting out what facilities the employer provides for the union.

Business continuity slips off radar as half UK firms ignore threat of unforeseen disruption

21 Mar 2007

Less than half of UK organisations are preparing for business disruption, despite fears of upheaval caused by extreme weather conditions...

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Union slams ‘hair-brained’ proposals to cut desk clutter at HM Revenue & Customs

15 Nov 2006

Workers at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have been told their desks must be clutter-free to promote “efficient business processing”....

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Feeding frenzy

12 Sep 2006

Anne-Marie Balfour advises employers of their obligations towards employees who are breastfeeding

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Northgate Information Systems ditches Buncefield head office

6 Feb 2006

HR services firm Northgate Information Solutions has decided to abandon its Hemel Hempstead head office after it was partly destroyed by the explosion at Buncefield oil storage depot two months ago

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Face off

9 Aug 2005

Meetings dominate the way in which we do business today. Can virtual meetings ever really replace face-to-face meetings?

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Building worker dies at Heathrow’s Terminal 5

5 Aug 2005

The HSE is investigating an on-site death at Heathrow's Terminal 5.

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Car-sharing drive cuts the cost of commuting

12 Jul 2005

More than 1,000 employees in Surrey have signed up to an innovative car-sharing scheme being run by the council.Staff in...

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Business as usual as continuity plans kick in

8 Jul 2005

Continuity plans meant the terrorist attack had little impact on City business.

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Employers face threat of legal action over use of illegal software.

8 Jul 2005

Increased mobility is making it difficult for employers to track software use on portable IT equipment.

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Transport for London spends £1m a year on drinks for staff

13 Jun 2005

Employees of Transport for London (TfL) are provided with free tea, coffee and mineral water worth more than £1m a year.

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Record staff numbers create supply problems for Transport Police

18 Mar 2005

Recruiting record numbers of staff has highlighted funding shortfall at British Transport Police.

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RBS’ new HQ to have Tesco store

10 Mar 2005

Staff at Royal Bank of Scotland's new headquarters will have their own Tesco store.

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Survey lends weight to calls for smoking ban

12 Nov 2004

More weight has been given to the call to ban smoking in workplaces throughout the UK after a survey found...

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TUC calls for countrywide smoking ban

11 Nov 2004

The TUC wants a smoking ban extended to all wokplaces across the UK.TUC general secretary Brendan Barber welcomed the decision...

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UK companies stress the positive on National Stress Awareness Day

3 Nov 2004

The majority of UK businesses now have strategies in place to deal with stress at work, according to the Institute...

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