New mothers frequently refused flexible working conditions, poll shows

15 March 2013

New mothers are often refused flexible working conditions and part-time hours, a survey has shown, revealing the inequality women face at a time when the Children and Families Bill threatens to present further difficulties to parents and the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty risks removing some protections against discrimination in the public sector and workers outsourced for public sector projects.

Workers could be blacklisted if they disagreed with their managers on health and safety, Balfour Beatty admits

13 March 2013

Workers may have been blacklisted for raising health and safety issues with which their managers disagreed were a genuine concern, CEO of Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK Mike Peasland has admitted.

UK women worse off than in other developed countries

13 March 2013

New research has revealed that female workers in the UK are in a worse position than in other developed countries, falling to the 18th position on Pricewaterhouse Coopers' (PwC) Women in Work Index behind a whole host of European countries and the US.

Lords unable to save Agricultural Wages Boards

08 March 2013

Despite Coalition plans to remove Agricultural Wages Boards and thus the Agricultural Minimum Wage from across England and Wales provoking fierce debate in the Lords recently, peers were unable to stop more conservative members from allowing the plans to pass.

Employment law normally seen as burdensome by employers who do not understand it, govt concedes

08 March 2013

It turns out the left was right all along on the problems perceived by employers with employment law, but it is quite a surprise a Tory-led government is the one to finally admit it.

Lords refuse to pass Bill to remove civil liability for health and safety breaches

08 March 2013

The House of Lords has thrown out Clause 62 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which sought to remove employers' 114-year-old civil liability for their workers' health and safety.

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