Merseyside solidarity warns off blacklisters

16 January 2013

A council motion has been tabled to officially condemn blacklisting practices in Merseyside after 150 local people were found to be on blacklists due to being members of trade unions or other 'bothersome' behaviour such as being concerned about their health and safety at work and that of their colleagues.

Workers are integral to saving the flailing construction industry - so why not let them have a voice?

16 January 2013

Yesterday (15 January 2013), Minister for Construction and Tory MP Michael Fallon announced the launch of an 18-member advisory council, which has been developed by Government Chief Construction Adviser Peter Hansford in order to look at ways to help the flailing construction industry get back on its feet.

Equality law reform bashed by Lords

16 January 2013

The House of the Lords has been the latest source of criticism over the government's controversial changes to the Equality Act 2010.

Govt plans for judicial reviews are "contrary to British tradition"

19 December 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron told the Confederation of British Industry last month he planned to clamp down on "the massive growth industry" of judicial reviews by further restricting time limits on bringing a case to court, upping fees and halving the number of appeals a failed claim can be granted.

Dangers of shares-for-rights proposals highlighted by MPs

13 December 2012

In a Public Bill Committee debate last Thursday (06 December 2012), Business Minister Michael Fallon attempted to defend the government's deeply unpopular shares-for-rights proposals, which were blasted by opposition MPs in an attack led by Ian Murray.

Financial penalties, deposit orders and whistleblowing debated in the Lords

12 December 2012

On Monday (10 December 2012), the Lords discussed further employment tribunal changes proposed as part of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (ERR) Bill, including financial penalties for employers, changes to deposit orders for employees and plans for whistleblowing legislation.

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