Francis Maude plays down consultation cuts and attacks on trade unions

05 December 2012

Giving oral evidence on his plans for public engagement in policymaking* to the House of Commons Select Committee meeting last week (28 November 2012), Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude played down the impact of his drastic curtailing of public consultations and avoided questions on his views on trade unions..

Shares-for-rights scheme unsupported by workers and employers, but govt to push it through anyway

05 December 2012

The Coalition's shares-for-rights scheme may have received support from as little as 1% of respondents to its consultation, but it plans to go ahead with its proposals anyway.

Coalition Timeline receives high praise from CWU

30 November 2012

The Institute of Employment Rights' new interactive resource the has received high praise from CWU General Secretary Billy Hayes

Further details announced on review of Public Sector Equality Duty

29 November 2012

The government has revealed the terms of reference for the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty and the names of those on the steering committee.

Extraordinary revelations as blacklist compiler Ian Kerr gives evidence

28 November 2012

Yesterday, Chief Executive Officer of known blacklisting organisation the Consulting Association Ian Kerr gave oral evidence to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee as part of its inquiry into the practice.



Debate over a general strike continues

23 November 2012

Debate is continuing among UK trade unions over the possibility of staging a general strike.

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