COVID-19 spitting death highlights abuse at work

27 May 2020

The death of Belly Mujinga from coronavirus, after she was spat on by a man at London’s Victoria station, has highlighted abuse at work and the occupational health risks associated with COVID-19.

Government acts on buildings with unsafe cladding systems

27 May 2020

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced the launch of a £1 billion Building Safety Fund to remove dangerous cladding with building owners being urged to register for help to replace unsafe non-ACM (aluminium composite material) cladding systems on high-rise residential buildings.

TfL promises to review deaths among bus workers

27 May 2020

Bus and coach drivers are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as the average male and five times as likely as the average female, according to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) of fatalities up to 20 April.

Hauliers’ concerns at return of charging schemes

27 May 2020

We reported recently that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, had decided to re-introduce restrictions on vehicles accessing the capital that were lifted as part of the plan to deal with COVID-19 (see London Congestion Charge and LEZ reinstated).

Hiring and pay intentions take a heavy fall

27 May 2020

Just over a year ago the Labour Market Outlook (LMO) from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) was forecasting a real terms pay rise for many in 2019 (see Private Sector Pay Expectations Hit Seven-year High).