Acas offers advice as junior doctors strike

As junior doctors in England begin unprecedented strike action today (3 January), Susan Clews, chief executive of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), has advised HR leaders to...

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...

We need compromise and partnership to fix the UK’s employment relations problems

The cost of living crisis, falling real wages and wider dissatisfaction with working conditions are a potent recipe for the ongoing strike action across many public services.

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.

Pret a Manger staff strike over pandemic pay cuts made permanent

Sandwich chain Pret a Manger has announced its temporary pandemic pay cuts will be made permanent, with staff now preparing to strike.

Royal Mail workers vote for strike action

The Communication Workers Union claims Royal Mail is breaking the "progressive" agreement on pay, pensions and working hours reached last year