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Corbyn promises to end Trade Union Act

24 April 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to remove the Tories’ highly contentious Trade Union Act as one of his first acts of parliament if the populace votes Labour at the next General Election.

Lack of training for UK workforce contributing to "mediocre" economy

21 April 2017

The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned in its latest report that the UK is “sleepwalking into a low-value, low-skills economy” because UK workers are not properly trained on the job.

Uber granted right to appeal landmark gig economy case

20 April 2017

Uber has been granted the right to appeal last year's tribunal decision that drivers for the firm were "workers" not "self employed" and therefore eligible for workers' rights.

Survey shows most UK workers do not want to be a part of the 'gig economy'

13 April 2017

Three-quarters of UK workers would prefer a traditional job over taking part in the so-called 'gig economy', in which "self employed" contractors (many of whom have been found to be misclassified as which) take on jobs for companies like Uber, Deliveroo and courier companies.

Govt consults on new powers for Certification Officer

10 April 2017

The government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation into proposals to allow the trade union regulator – the Certification Officer (CO) – to fine unions up to £20,000 for rule breaches.

Welsh Committee rejects parts of Trade Union Act

10 April 2017

A Welsh Assembly Committee has backed proposals by the devolved government to reject parts of the Trade Union Act 2016 as it pertains to the Welsh public sector.

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