Government outsourcing rockets 53% despite Carillion disaster

15 January 2018

GMB and Unite unions have spoken out against the government’s “disastrous” privatisation project after outsourcing surged by 53% in the past year, despite the collapse of Carillion and signs of other contractors being in trouble.

Bristol Deliveroo riders announce all-out strike

15 January 2019

Deliveroo riders in Bristol have announced an all-out strike from 18:00 this Friday (18 January 2019) until the next day.

Employment Law news roundup - December/January

14 January 2019

Happy New Year! The Institute of Employment Rights' weekly news brief took a break over the festive period, but now we're back with a roundup of all the news you may have missed while we were away.

McDonnell vows to re-legalise sympathy action

10 December 2018

Labour would reinstate the right to take sympathy action to support workers abroad, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said.

UK "lagging behind" in fight against modern slavery, report reveals

06 December 2018

New research reported in the Independent has revealed that Britain is "lagging behind" the other countries when it comes to its approach to tackling modern slavery.

In-work poverty rising faster than employment, research finds

06 December 2018

In-work poverty has been rising at a faster rate than employment, with four million workers now living beneath the breadline, new research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed.

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