Trade unions

Amazon faces union-busting legal challenge for QR code ploy

More than 900 Amazon employees are taking the company to court for allegedly breaking the law by using union-busting tactics. A unionisation ballot at Amazon’s Coventry site fell short of a majority...

Labour's first 100 days: What HR wants from employment law

The Labour Party has pledged to introduce its 'new deal for working people' within its first 100 days in government. The party’s election manifesto stated that current employment law was “not fit for...

Who is on strike in July and August 2024?

Find out who is striking, why, and what services will be affected in our July and August roundup.

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.

Key election pledges: What HR needs to know

Ahead of this Thursday's general election (4 July), we're looking at the key policy pledges that would impact HR. Today, we focus on employment rights, immigration and tax.

Samsung union announces first strike over pay

The union representing Samsung Electronics in South Korea announced its first ever strike yesterday (29 May), amid a continuing pay dispute.

Hot Topic: Should employees choose between HR and employee representatives?

Employees seem to be increasingly turning to unions, employee resource groups and consultants to solve disputes with an organisation, rather than relying on internal HR departments. But should...

Unison takes striking dispute to Supreme Court

Trade union Unison is looking to challenge a Court of Appeal decision from March 2022 which allows companies to punish workers who lawfully go on strike.

Unions and charities demand Statutory Sick Pay reforms

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), Unison and Business Disability Forum (BDF) are among a collection of unions and charities calling on government to reform Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) legislation.

GMB v Bolt: Is the gig finally up?

This month, trade union GMB has pledged to launch legal action against app-based taxi company Bolt regarding the status of its workers.

Plans to scrap agency cover ban for strikes slammed

Proposals allowing employers to use agency workers to carry out the duties of striking staff have been branded unworkable, according to experts.

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.