Union claims victimisation of leading activist

11 October 2019

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has warned that it plans to take legal action and to launch a campaign against a BAFTA award-winning mobile games and design studio over what it describes as victimisation of a leading trade union activist.

Government promises skills employers need

10 October 2019

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced a series of measures which are intended, he said, to help make sure the country can continue to build the skilled workforce it needs for the future and to improve productivity.

Impact of endometriosis on women’s careers and education

9 October 2019

A new research study conducted by the BBC has highlighted the devastating impact endometriosis has on women’s lives — including their careers, education, mental health, and sex life, with around half stating they have experienced suicidal thoughts.

UK workforce lacks basic cyber training

8 October 2019

October is CyberSecMonth (https://cybersecuritymonth.eu/#/campaign), the EU’s annual campaign to raise awareness of cybersecurity threats and provide resources to help businesses protect themselves through education and sharing of good practice.

Call for complete culture change re workplace mental health

8 October 2019

With more than six in 10 (62%) of managers saying that they had to put their company’s interests above staff wellbeing on a regular basis, it is perhaps not too surprising that 39% of UK workers experienced symptoms of poor mental health related to work in the past year.

First private sector firm backs union’s violence charter

7 October 2019

Liberata has become the first private sector organisation to support UNISON’s End Violence at Work Charter which aims to protect employees working in public services from acts of abuse, assault and threatening behaviour.

Equalities Office sees “men as change agents”

7 October 2019

A board comprised of senior industry bosses, backed by the Government Equalities Office (GEO), has met for the first time with the aim of encouraging business leaders to act as change agents to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Highlights of the Conference season

3 October 2019

Many of the speeches made at the various Party Conferences that have been held in recent weeks have only highlighted new policies and spending commitments that have already been in the news.