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Category Archives: UK Employment Rights
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
Pay the Rate: how the EU is closing the loopholes used to exploit migrant workers â€“ 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
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
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
Responding to the governmentâ€™s response to the Taylor Review on modern working practices, Unite general secretary Len McCuskey said: â€œThis is a tiny step, but not the leap that is needed to ensure that millions of people in precarious work … Continue reading
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
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
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
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 protectedÂ – but she needs to face down … Continue reading
Proposed reforms to employment rights for â€˜gig workersâ€™ proposed by Mathew Taylor in his report earlier this year have been delayed until 2018 â€“ a sure sign that Brexit is sucking up much of Government time to deal with domestic … Continue reading