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Asda workers win first round of equal pay claim

31 January 2019

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by the Employment Tribunal that Asda shop floor workers are comparable to depot workers for the purposes of equal pay legislation, after the employer challenged the original decision.

Hinds dangles bonuses in bid to tackle teacher shortfall

29 January 2019

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has promised extra pay to new teachers in a bid to turn the tide on schools' recruitment and retention crisis.

Workers who would most benefit from training least likely to receive it, report finds

29 January 2019

The workers who would benefit the most from training are the least likely to receive it, a new report from the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) has found.

Govt consults on stronger redundancy protections for pregnant women and new parents

25 January 2019

The government has launched a consultation into extending protection from redundancy for pregnant women and new parents.

ILO calls for collective bargaining as first line of defence as robots replace jobs

22 January 2018

The International Labour Organization (ILO) - the workers’ rights arm of the United Nations - has urged world leaders to promote collective bargaining as a first line of defence at a time when the rapid automation of work is putting jobs under threat.

Almost half of childcare workers forced to rely on benefits, research shows

18 January 2018

Almost half of workers in the childcare sector are paid so little they are forced to rely on state benefits, new research from the Education Policy Institute has shown.

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