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Some parents to gain two weeks’ bereavement leave on death of child

Some parents will have the right to two weeks of paid bereavement leave if they lose a child, after the Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations come into effect in April 2020.

Probation staff face unreasonable workloads, inadequate training and poor working conditions, Inspectorate finds

A report published this week by Her Majesty’s Probation Service Inspectorate has criticised the National Probation Service for its management of staff and their working conditions.

NHS Funding Bill enters Parliament in week report warns lives are being lost due to staff shortages

The NHS Long Term Plan Funding Bill, which will enshrine in law the Prime Minister’s promise to provide an extra £33.9 billion every year to reach an annual cash injection of £148.5 billion by 2024, entered Parliament this week.

Johnson and employment law – what we know so far

Happy New Year to all from everybody at the Institute of Employment Rights.

Govt plans to amend Human Rights Act would contravene the European Convention on Human Rights, experts warn

The Conservative Party has proposed to amend the Human Rights Act so as to prevent the investigation of British soldiers accused of the murder of Irish citizens during the Troubles.

Labour promises to close gender pay gap by 2030

The Labour Party has promised to close the gender pay gap by 2030 by improving wages, workers' protections, and enforcement of the law.

McStrikers gear up for Global Day of Action

Workers across McDonald's franchises – nicknamed McStrikers – are readying themselves for a Global Day of Action tomorrow (Tuesday 12 November 2019).

Labour pledges one year of statutory maternity pay

The Labour Party has pledged to increase the amount of time women receive statutory maternity pay from nine months to one year if they win the election.

New mothers forced into low-paid work, campaigners warn

New mothers are being forced to take low-paid, part-time work or even quit their jobs entirely because they cannot find an employer willing to provide flexible working arrangements and childcare is too expensive.

Leaked document reveals govt plan to tear up workers’ rights

A leaked document seen by the Financial Times has revealed the government's plans to dilute workers' rights after the UK leaves the EU.

Govt proposes consultation on making employers provide references

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced its intention to consult on proposals to make employers provide references to workers.

ACAS and Unison issue menopausal workers’ rights advice

On World Menopause Day (Friday 18 October), both Acas and the public service union Unison issued guidance for protecting the rights of workers who are experiencing the menopause.
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