How the IER can deliver the greener, fairer economy that unions want

08 July 2019

The TUC today released a new report calling on government and employers to prepare for the transition to a climate-safe economy in conjunction with workers and their unions.

Social care funding a "national scandal", say Lords

05 July 2019

A cross-party group of Lords has described social care funding as a "national scandal", urging the government to make an extra £8 billion available to the service immediately.

Scotland suffers 70% increase in workplace fatalities

05 July 2019

New figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed that workplace deaths went up 70% in Scotland last year.

One in four LGBT+ workers hide orientation to avoid discrimination, poll finds

02 July 2019

A quarter of LGBT+ workers have not come out at work out of fear they will be discriminated against.

FBU scores victory on landmark pensions case

01 July 2019

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is celebrating a “hard-fought victory” for its members, after the Supreme Court refused an application from the government to review a ruling that found its pensions scheme to be discriminatory.

Tory plans "not consistent with human rights", says UN expert

27 June 2019

The UN's Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, has warned that economic plans launched by Tory leadership hopefuls are not in line with international human rights agreements.

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