Tata Steel and Unite reach agreement to postpone strike action and site closure

Unite union and Tata Steel have agreed to postpone strikes and the closure of the Port Talbot steelworks while they engage in discussions over the site's future.

RSA employee unfairly dismissed for union activity

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has been ordered to pay nearly £7,000 to a former employee after it was found to have wrongly dismissed her for union activity.

Compromise is a way forward, not a weakness

Compromise is not a dirty word, although it can feel as though it is. Often it is seen negatively, perceived as a weakness or a betrayal of the trust of others. After all, why should anyone compromise...

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.

Is the gig up for the gig economy? (Part two)

The gig economy continues to be a hot topic for discussion as the UK works on its position on fair work. Dan Cave uncovers the current climate and explores the alternatives.

High Court blocks move to alter strike laws: what it means for HR

Government efforts to allow businesses to draft in agency staff as strike cover ended last week (July 13, 2023) when the High Court quashed the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses...

A year of strikes: what has changed?

Today (21 June) marks one year since the first rail strikes of 2022, which sparked a wave of strikes from nurses, teachers, junior doctors and a number of other professions.

Where’s HR’s helping hand?

When the tables turn and HR finds itself on the receiving end of an employment dispute, is there case for a union? Cath Everett reports.

Half of UK gig economy workers paid below minimum wage

Half (52%) of UK gig economy workers earn below minimum wage, according to a study by the University of Bristol.

Over 100 politicians worldwide oppose new UK Strikes Bill

Over 100 politicians from 18 countries have issued a joint statement opposing the Strikes Bill which is reaching report stage in the House of Lords tomorrow (26 April).

Worker surveillance disproportionately affects low-skilled jobs

Workers in low-skilled and non-unionised jobs are more at risk of being monitored by technology such as webcam, movement and email monitoring, according to a new report.

Safe minimum service levels to be set in anti-strike bill

Business secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that legislation to ensure minimum safety levels in health, education, fire, ambulance, rail and nuclear power sectors will be in introduced in the coming...