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Northern Irish health workers getting left behind, Unison warns

NHS workers in Northern Ireland are being forgotten when it comes to improvements in pay and conditions, public services union, Unison, has warned.

McDonald’s workers announce ‘biggest ever’ strike

McDonald's workers across the UK have warned bosses that they are planning to launch the biggest wave of fast food strikes the UK has ever seen.

Over half of UK workers have witnessed or experienced discrimination, survey finds

Over half of UK workers have experienced or witnessed discrimination at work, with rates of this form of injustice higher in Britain than in France or

ASDA threatens to sack 12,000 workers if they don’t give up breaks

Supermarket giant, ASDA, has threatened to sack 12,000 UK workers if they do not agree to give up paid breaks and bank holidays.

BRIEFING: The two Brexit ‘deals’ – and their implications for workers’ rights – compared

The Institute of Employment Rights today published a timely briefing prepared by EU law expert Professor Nicola Countouris and IER President Professor Keith Ewing.

Govt pushes forward with social care recruitment without reviewing workers’ rights

The government is pushing forward with its social care recruitment campaign, without first addressing the main drivers of high turnover in the sector - poor pay and insecure hours.

Govt says it will make modern slavery history – but experts warn the victim toll is rising

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, today – Anti-Slavery Day – pledged to "consign modern slavery to the history books", but despite government reports that investigations are on the increase, experts warn that the number of victims is rising too.

Austerity whistleblower wins Supreme Court case to be granted employment rights

District Judge, Claire Gilham, has won a Supreme Court case over the interpretation of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA), allowing her to take her whistleblowing case to tribunal.

Govt says it will make modern slavery history – but experts warn the victim toll is rising

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, today – Anti-Slavery Day – pledged to "consign modern slavery to the history books", but despite government reports that investigations are on the increase, experts warn that the number of victims is rising too.

Ken Loach supports striking couriers’ call for basic workers’ rights

Film director Ken Loach has lent his support to striking mail couriers, who are calling on their employer – a private Royal Mail contractor – to provide them with basic workers' rights.

Scottish Labour leader calls for a ‘true change in the balance of power’ at Morning Star conference

Richard Leonard laid out his ambitious plans to deliver a "true change in the balance of power" in Scotland yesterday.

Justice system staff call for return of collective bargaining in probation

Delegates at Unison's 2019 Police and Justice Conference have called for a return to collective bargaining at a national level for the UK's probation service.
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