"At one establishment" rule for collective redundancies dismissed at EAT

03 July 2013

A landmark Employment Appeals Tribunal case has decreed that collective redundancies involving workers across multiple "establishments" must still involve consultation with trade unions.

Shared parental leave unlikely to improve gender equality

03 July 2013

Shared parental leave proposals, which are to be introduced under the Children and Families Bill, have been met with concern in the House of Lords.

Liverpool MPs publish voluntary code of conduct for zero-hours contracts

28 June 2013

A report published by three Labour MPs from the Liverpool area includes six-point voluntary code for employers taking on staff on a zero-hour basis.

John Hendy QC: 'Union rights are human rights'

27 June 2013

By Adrian Roberts

Institute of Employment Rights chairman John Hendy QC has called collective bargaining a human right and insisted wages should be set by workers and "not the great and the good."

Human rights committee calls on govt to publish evidence that UK cannot afford optimum parental leave

27 June 2013

In its report on the Children and Families Bill, which is currently passing through parliament, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has called on the government to make public the evidence it has to show that the UK cannot afford the most effective shared parental leave plan.

UN Special Rapporteur calls for increased trade union rights in the UK

27 June 2013

Trade union rights in the UK must be strengthened, the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom or peaceful assembly and of association Maina Kiai has said.

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