Women take discrimination case to High Court over State Pension Age

07 June 2019

Women have taken a judicial review to the High Court to complain of discrimination on the basis of sex, age and a combination of sex and age in setting a higher State Pension Age for female Brits.

Govt rhetoric blamed for inequalities faced by disabled workers

07 June 2019

Campaigners Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) has blamed the government's 'skivers and scroungers' rhetoric for employers' apathy towards hiring and progressing disabled workers.

Years of austerity creating "chaos" in prisons

30 May 2019

Years of cutbacks to prison funding have led to a mass exodus of experienced staff that is causing "chaos" and "putting the public at risk", experts have said.

Labour Minister confirms support for IER reforms

24 May 2019

Last night (Thursday 23 May 2019) at the annual PCS conference, Labour's Minister for Labour Laura Pidcock confirmed that the party would adopt key recommendations from the IER's Manifesto for Labour Law.

New bill proposes to protect new mothers from redundancy

24 May 2019

The Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill 2019 was brought to Parliament this week, seeking to protect new mothers from losing their jobs.

UN poverty expert warns UK "in clear violation" of human rights

25 May 2019

The United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, has warned that the UK is "in clear violation" of its human rights obligations.

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