Agency workers

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.

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...

12 months of 2022: June

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings.

Ministers accused of 'using the P&O playbook' for lifting agency worker strike ban

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said the UK government’s decision to allow companies to replace striking staff with agency workers undermines action taken against P&O Ferries earlier this year.

Employee relations to enter new era of instability

Following the news of strikes at the likes of Royal Mail, British Airways, Network Rail and Ryanair, around half (53%) of UK employers believe the country is entering a new, more unstable period of...

Rail strike could be combatted with agency workers following legal change

Government is considering using agency workers to replace striking staff during one of the largest rail strikes in history, set to take place next week.

P&O firings: ‘breath-taking’ redundancy decision may prove costly

Ferry company P&O could face significant financial and reputational damage in the courts after it fired 800 staff with immediate effect on 17 March.


Errant umbrella firms to be named and shamed

The new CEO of the Freelance and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has said he will name and shame umbrella companies that fall short of best practice compliance policies.

Reform Shared Parental Leave, urges the TUC

?The TUC is calling for an overhaul of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) in response to just 1% of eligible parents taking this up