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.

UK employers consider microchipping their staff

12 November 2018

British employers are considering microchipping their staff using a similar system to that used on household pets.

Workload of British teachers massively underestimated by the public, research finds

09 November 2018

The hefty workloads of British schoolteachers is massively underestimated by members of the public.

May gives go ahead for ‘gig’ economy reforms

09 November 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has backed reforms to employment law based on Matthew Taylor’s review into the so-called “gig” economy.

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