Category Archives: UK Employment Rights

UK Government Forced To Revise Union Membership Figures After 20 Years Of Miscalculation

The UK Government Forced To Revise National Statistics On Trade Union Membership In Response to Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods Research. Rhys Davies reveals how official figures have under-estimated the presence of trade unions within … Continue reading

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Posting Of Workers: EU Takes Final Vote On Equal Pay and Working Conditions

By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The controversial ‘Posted Workers Directive’ which was used by employers and contractors to undermine national pay agreements and exploit workers has been amended by the European Parliament. In a … Continue reading

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Home Office rules mean immigrants can’t go on strike without risking deportation. Post-Brexit – this will include EU workers

By Sally Hunt and John McDonnell Migrant workers contribute to our economy and should be able to join their colleagues in defending their employment rights. The recent wave of pension strikes at UK universities was the biggest action the sector … Continue reading

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Pay the Rate: how the EU is closing the loopholes used to exploit migrant workers – but is it too late for us?

By Jude Kirton-Darling Labour MEP – North East England Concerns about free movement and EU migration were amongst the top reasons why many voted to leave in June 2016. Periodically, a dispute has erupted whether wildcat strikes at the Lindsey … Continue reading

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TUC says employment rights need “beefing up”

5 million UK workers now employed by outsourced companies, franchises, recruitment agencies, umbrella companies & personal service companies. The TUC has said employment rights need “beefing up” to protect the rights of workers employed by outsourcing companies pointing out that … Continue reading

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TiSA: when everything is a service, a ‘Trade in Services Agreement’ affects everyone

From the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations Since 2013, a conclave of governments calling themselves ‘The Really Good Friends of Services’, has been negotiating a secretive ‘Trade in Services Agreement’ (TiSA) that … Continue reading

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Government response to Taylor Review not the leap needed to end insecure work for millions

Responding to the government’s response to the Taylor Review on modern working practices, Unite general secretary Len McCuskey said: “This is a tiny step, but not the leap that is needed to ensure that millions of people in precarious work … Continue reading

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EAT : Jet2.com v. Denby

Section 137 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Consolidation Act (TULRCA) 1992 makes it illegal for an employer to refuse someone a job because they are a trade union member. In Jet2.com Ltd v Denby the Employment Appeal Tribunal … Continue reading

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Employment tribunal cases rise following the ending of unlawful fees

From the Morning Star, January 2nd, 2018 The number of employment tribunal claims shot up in the months after fees were declared unlawful, the head of the conciliation service has revealed. Sir Brendan Barber, chairman of ACAS, said demand for … Continue reading

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SNP MP Challenges Taylor Report & Zero Hours Contracts

SNP MP and CTUF supporter Chris Stephens is to make a bid to outlaw zero hours contracts in the New Year. The Glasgow South West MP told CTUF earlier this week that he is to introduce a bill in the … Continue reading

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