Author: Sarah

Social care plan ‘ignores’ staffing crisis

Social care is haemorraging workers due to poor pay and conditions but the government's new plan to save the sector offers no answers.

Court of Appeal rules govt’s pandemic support discriminated against women

The Court of Appeal says the government indirectly discriminated against women but that discrimination was justified.

NASUWT calls on HSE to intervene in “unsafe” school working conditions

The NASUWT has asked the HSE to intervene after government advice to teachers appeared to contradict safety regulations.

High Court asked to rule on Boris Johnson’s interpretation of workplace bullying

The FDA believes the Prime Minister misinterpreted the ministerial code when he declared that Priti Patel was not guilty of bullying.

Govt urged to pay social care workers winter bonus

There are concerns that without financial incentives, care workers will leave in their droves to take better-paying jobs.

IER announces new Director

Ben Sellers will be taking over the role from Carolyn Jones, who is retiring this year.

‘Gig’ employment has almost tripled in the last five years, research shows

In some sectors, the number of workers in the gig economy has quadrupled since 2016.

Majority of public think ‘gig’ employers should be required to negotiate with trade unions

Most people from all political alliances want to see transformative reform of workers' rights.

Test and Trace staff given no training, whistleblowers reveal

A private company given £170m to run Covid tests was operating dangerously, workers have said.

Commons backs “profound and chilling” judicial review reform

The Judicial Review and Courts Bill passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons this week.

Govt blocks bill to stop fire and rehire

The government has been accused of using parliamentary procedure to prevent MPs voting on a bill to stop fire and rhire

Amazon latest target in bogus self-employment fight

Amazon drivers are being misclassified as self-employed, law firm Leigh Day says.
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