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Lords ditch shares-for-rights proposals: a win for workers, but is this the end of such bonkers ideas?

21 March 2013

The House of Lords has voted to remove Clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which would legislate to allow employers to offer shares in their organisation to workers in return for the right to claim unfair dismissal, to be paid a redundancy settlement and to request flexible working and training.

Ricky Tomlinson to address CTUF rally on Saturday

21 March 2013

 

 

 

 

The Campaign for Trade Union Freedom (CTUF), supported by the Institute of Employment Rights, is excited to reveal that Ricky Tomlinson will be addressing what promises to be a large and enthusiastic crowd at this weekend’s rally.

LAUNCH RALLY: SATURDAY 23 MARCH

1.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London NW1

NW TUC backs general strike

15 March 2013

The 130 delegates in attendance at the North West TUC conference unanimously agreed to back any call from the TUC for general strike activity once the TUC General Council have completed their deliberation over the practicalities of holding a general strike.

New mothers frequently refused flexible working conditions, poll shows

15 March 2013

New mothers are often refused flexible working conditions and part-time hours, a survey has shown, revealing the inequality women face at a time when the Children and Families Bill threatens to present further difficulties to parents and the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty risks removing some protections against discrimination in the public sector and workers outsourced for public sector projects.

Workers could be blacklisted if they disagreed with their managers on health and safety, Balfour Beatty admits

13 March 2013

Workers may have been blacklisted for raising health and safety issues with which their managers disagreed were a genuine concern, CEO of Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK Mike Peasland has admitted.

UK women worse off than in other developed countries

13 March 2013

New research has revealed that female workers in the UK are in a worse position than in other developed countries, falling to the 18th position on Pricewaterhouse Coopers' (PwC) Women in Work Index behind a whole host of European countries and the US.

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