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IER Chair Lord Hendy calls for public procurement to enable higher labour standards

In a House of Lords debate on the Procurement Bill, the Labour Lord presses for better pay & terms to be a condition for public contracts.

Government plans for a minimum staffing requirement during rail strikes; RMT offers stark warning

RMT warns that they will mount fierce resistance to any attempt by the government to reduce their right to strike on the railways.

New research reveals UK workers who suffer most from insecure employment

Findings note that ethnic minority workers are more likely to be in severely insecure work than white workers.

Union response to Government’s remarks about public sector pay increasing inflation

PCS responded "unlike the Prime Minister, we weren’t being distracted by cheese. We kept the country running."

Government’s controversial Public Order Bill met with opposition

Union concern that measures will be used against pickets in industrial disputes.

Long-awaited White Paper on fire reform published – the FBU respond

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) described the White Paper as a “threat to our rights and our service.”

Prison officers call for an end to ‘draconian’ ban on them taking strike action

At POA conference 2022 delegates support a motion to end the ban on them taking strike action.
CPI inflation - Source: Office for National Statistics

Unions react as inflation hits a 40 year high

As the nation battles the cost of living crisis, more troubling times ahead for workers.

Half of older women are worried about having to work past the UK state pension age 

Survey finds the long-term effect which having a career break or working part-time can have on pay.

Govt’s plan to gut GDPR rights in Queen’s Speech represent another hammer blow to worker’s rights in the gig economy

Government plans to give gig economy employers right to charge workers to access their data.

Unions file a complaint with the International Labour Organization against the UK Government over the P&O scandal

The complainants allege that the actions of P&O with the dismissal of 786 seafarers by ambush is in breach of collective consultation laws.

Employment Bill not in the Queen’s Speech despite Ministers promising 20 times to bring it forward

The heavily promised Bill failed to make it into the Queen's Speech, as the TUC remind the Government of their promises.
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