Employers could use agency staff during strikes following new consultation

Government has opened a consultation on repealing the ban on agencies supplying temporary staff during periods of industrial action.

Two thirds of employees leave job reviews on public websites

Over two thirds (69%) of employees write online reviews of former employers, with over half being of a negative nature, according to research from the CPL talent evolution group.

Conflicting opinions about Israel and Palestine must be dealt with sensitively

The atrocities committed by the terrorist organisation Hamas on 7 October 2023 have reignited the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with Israel launching devastating retaliatory airstrikes on Gaza, a...

How HR should prepare for the introduction of predictable hours legislation

So far this year we have seen a wave of new laws bringing in new rights for workers. The latest to be added is The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023, which has been given Royal...

HR guide to dealing with workplace substance abuse

Substance abuse in the workplace is on the rise. Approximately 70% of the people who are into substance use are full-time employees.

Network Rail excludes RMT members who went on strike from bonus

Network Rail has withheld annual performance-related pay (PRP) bonuses from RMT union members who took part in strikes.

What should HR do if an employee is stranded abroad?

Widespread flight disruption has left thousands of passengers stranded since the bank holiday (28 August), leaving some employees unable to get to work.

Musk's pledge to pay legal fees for employees treated “unfairly” could create jobs

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur announced via a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, in early August that he will help people treated “unfairly” by their employer due to posts they have put...

Posties fired for tea breaks at pub

In Wirral, six postal workers have been fired in a dispute reportedly involving having tea and coffee at pubs while on their break, according to the the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

British Airways workers secure major pay increase following fire and rehire strategy

Around 24,000 UK British Airways (BA) staff have secured a 13.1% pay rise over an 18-month period, together with a £1,000 one-off payment.

Ruling against using agency workers in strikes will not be appealed by government

The government will not appeal the High Court decision that using agency workers to cover for workers on strike is unlawful.

The McDonald's case shows that HR must help leaders tackle the causes of bullying

The shocking allegations of bullying, racism, abuse, and sexual harassment emerging from the BBC investigation into McDonald’s highlight why creating a culture of openness and transparency is...