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Govt proposes single enforcement body for employment law

The government is consulting on new proposals for a single body to enforce some areas of employment law.

Amazon workers join global protests

Amazon workers joined a protest against the company alongside thousands of their colleagues across the globe.

Whistleblowing laws need urgent reform, says cross-party group

The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on whistleblowing today released a report drawing on evidence from over 300 whistleblowers, urging the government to reform the law.

Prison workers ‘unsupported in dangerous jobs until they’re 68’

Prison workers gathered in the House of Commons this week to share their experiences of work in the justice system.

Wales to launch new trade union rights

Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford yesterday detailed the core principles of a new Social Partnership Bill to the Welsh Assembly, which will make it easier for unions, employers and government to work together to provide fair work and a strong, productive economy for all.

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

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.

Scotland suffers 70% increase in workplace fatalities

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

Social care funding a “national scandal”, say Lords

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.

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

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

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.

“Make social care a priority,” govt told, as cuts strip services from thousands

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has called on the government to prioritise the social care sector, warning that successive cuts to local authority budgets mean that thousands of older and disabled people now face losing the services they rely on.

Tory plans “not consistent with human rights”, says UN expert

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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