Landmark case shows strength of unions in protecting agency workers

08 February 2013

By Camilla Belich, UNISON Legal Officer

The decision of an employment tribunal to compensate over 150 workers up to 60 days' pay after a local authority failed to provide UNISON sufficient information on agency workers during a collective redundancy and transfer of undertakings exercises shows the power of unions to secure justice for employees at risk of losing their jobs or working conditions.

Economics and the Powerful: How to fight back against neoliberalism

06 February 2013

By Enrico Tortolano

The left should make use of conferences and publications to educate themselves and organise in order to provide a real alternative to the neoliberal regime.

Experts share concerns over government changes to equality law

31 January 2013

By Janet Newsham

Janet Newsham reports on the IER's Equality and Discrimination Conference in Liverpool.

The truth about employees' experience of their work

30 January 2013

Many workers are stressed-out, working long hours, and are employed by managers who do not feel responsible for providing a good work-life balance for their staff.

Agency Workers' Protection fails at the first legal hurdle

30 January 2013

By Roger Jeary

A recent employment tribunal has shown the Agency Workers' Regulations are easy for employers to escape.

Cullum McAlpine: Blacklist was used for Olympics Project

24 January 2013

Director of Sir Robert McAlpine Cullum McAlpine admitted using a blacklist to recruit for large public projects including the Olympics.

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