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Unions hold govt to account over NHS pay

23 March 2018

Unions this week held the government to account over NHS pay, offering their members a settlement that could mean a 29% rise for some workers.

Think tank: Blacklisted workers need a change in the law as well as a public inquiry

23 March 2018

After the Metropolitan Police today admitted a role in the conspiracy to blacklist thousands of workers in the construction industry, leading labour law think tank the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) supports calls for a public inquiry into the scandal, and reiterates our recommendation for legislative reforms, including criminal sanctions for those who blacklist.

MPs warn of potential for "contracting catastrophe" in privatised probation services

22 March 2018

The Public Accounts Committee has warned that the government's privatised probation service programme - run by so-called Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) - could be approaching a "contracting catastrophe" with an impact reminiscent of the collapse of Carillion.

Social Mobility Commission must be given teeth, MPs urge

22 March 2018

The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) - an advisory body that reports on inequality in the UK - must be given greater powers, the House of Commons Education Committee has urged.

UK workers feel more than £5,000 underpaid, poll finds

16 March 2018

Workers in the UK feel they are being undervalued by their employers, with the average person saying they are underpaid for their skills and hard work by over £5,000 a year.

Workers unfairly dismissed for raising safety concerns at Liverpool prison

12 March 2018

Two workers sacked for raising safety concerns at a Liverpool prison were unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.

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