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PM asks businesses their opinion on European employment law; workers not invited

05 July 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron has made it clear where his allegiances lie by inviting six business leaders to review European employment legislation. Workers, whose fundamental rights the regulations affect, were not given a voice.

Briefing: Unions must take advantage of Woolworths EAT outcome

05 July 2013

Thompsons Solicitors have written a briefing on the implications of this week's EAT judgement that the 'at one establishment' rule in collective consultations should be ignored.

Len McCluskey's response to Cameron's union bashing

04 July 2013

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has responded to Prime Minister David Cameron's insinuations that the union is in control of the Labour Party.

TUC report proposes radical 'predistribution' strategy to heal flailing economy

03 July 2013

Higher wages, great employment levels and collective bargaining is the first step towards a new, stronger, economy, a new Trades Union Congress (TUC) report argues.

Deregulation Bill attacks health and safety and anti-discrimination laws

03 July 2013

The draft Deregulation Bill was published on Monday (01 July 2013) and contains proposals to remove large sections of employees and employers from health and safety regulation, as well as weakening anti-discrimination laws.

"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.

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