Category Archives: UK Employment Rights

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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TUC Campaign On Working Time: Don’t let Johnson and Gove scrap our working time rights

Revelations in the media that Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have teamed up to begin an assault on workers rights have leaked out. The Prime Minister promised that employment rights would be protected  – but she needs to face down … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Taylor ‘Gig Workers’ Reforms Delayed – Areas For Consultation

Proposed reforms to employment rights for ‘gig workers’ proposed by Mathew Taylor in his report earlier this year have been delayed until 2018 – a sure sign that Brexit is sucking up much of Government time to deal with domestic … Continue reading

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Unpaid Holiday Pay Judgement – The Sash Window Workshop & Another v King

Ground breaking ECJ Judgement rules ‘self employed’ worker should have been paid holiday pay. Taken from Personel Today In the case of The Sash Window Workshop and another v King, the ECJ has agreed with the Advocate General’s opinion earlier … Continue reading

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