A fresh look at stress in the workplace

19 April 2021

Employers are being urged to take a fresh look at the work their employees do and to review the stress-causing factors in their workplaces.

Appeal Court confirms that foster carers can unionise

19 April 2021

While at least two established trade unions, the GMB and the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), have foster carers as members, there is no trade union exclusively for such carers.

Call for online council meetings in England to be made legal

16 April 2021

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has called on the Government to make online council meetings legal, after the lockdown. At present, the right to hold council meetings online is granted temporarily, under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Employers get thumbs up for being Covid ready

15 April 2021

With non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and other premises now re-opened as England's lockdown eases, the British Safety Council (BSC) decided to check that organisations were prepared.

Will the UK match the EU on workers’ rights?

15 April 2021

The UK is already at “real risk” of falling behind its European counterparts on the question of workers’ rights, the TUC has claimed as it challenged the UK Government to keep pace with developments in the EU.

Practical guide for Race at Work Charter signatories

14 April 2021

A new report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities concludes that, while the UK is not yet a “post-racial country”, its successes “should be regarded as a model for other white-majority countries".

Scotland offered a path back much closer to normality

14 April 2021

Almost exactly a year after the country first went into lockdown, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented an optimistic view of the weeks ahead. Between now and mid-May, she suggested, Scotland would move towards brighter days.

NHS figures recommend taking Covid-19 vaccine during Ramadan

13 April 2021

The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has issued specific advice recommending the Covid-19 vaccine and saying it is fine to have during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on the evening of 12 April 2021, as it is not nutritional and does not contain any animal or foetal products.