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Unions and employers call for mental health to be given same weight as physical health

19 November 2018

In an open letter signed by unions, employers and charities, Prime Minister Theresa May has been called upon to give mental health the same weight as physical health in the workplace.

UN human rights expert blasts UK govt for “social re-engineering” that has imposed “great misery” on British people

16 November 2018

Concluding his two-week visit to the UK, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, has published a scathing report that describes government policy as “social re-engineering” that has brought “great misery” to people across the UK.

New guidance withdrawing minimum wage from care workers published

15 November 2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released new National Minimum Wage guidance that withdraws the legal rate from care workers on sleep-in shifts.

Serious injuries and illegally low pay rife at hand car washes, inquiry finds

15 November 2018

An inquiry by the Environmental Audit Committee has found that workers at hand car washes across the UK are vulnerable to serious injuries and illegally low pay, as well as modern slavery.

High Court told gig workers have human right to collective bargaining

15 November 2018

In a two-day High Court hearing ending today, John Hendy QC has made the argument that workers in the gig economy have a human right to collective bargaining under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

EAT confirms Addison Lee drivers are ‘workers’

14 November 2018

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that drivers for taxi firm Addison Lee are not independent contractors, but are ‘workers’ due employment rights.

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