Unsung heroes of local government

25 April 2019

UNISON has launched its “Local Service Champions” campaign to help to raise the profile of the union’s 600,000 local government members.

MEPs support proposal to protect whistleblowers

25 April 2019

As the European Parliament nears the end of its current mandate, MEPs have been busily clearing the decks with some significant items of legislation receiving approval (see New EU directive backs gig economy workers).

New EU directive backs gig economy workers

25 April 2019

Members of the European Parliament have approved a new directive setting out minimum rights for workers with gig economy jobs such as those offered by Uber or Deliveroo.

Employers are casting a wider net

24 April 2019

More than 70% of the 457,000 net annual increase in the number of people in work over the past year has gone to people aged 50 and over, according to the latest labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

NHS staff to get mental health support

23 April 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced its intention to provide NHS staff with better support for their mental health and wellbeing.

Employer not liable for incident at staff Christmas party

17 April 2019

It is a phrase more often seen in the tabloid press but, according to the High Court, if an animal technician had succeeded in her claim against Cancer Research UK (CRUK), it would have been seen as an example of “health and safety gone mad”.

Minister promises end of Swedish Derogation

16 April 2019

As the Government publicised the recent move whereby payslips will now have to include the number of hours worked, it also revealed further “trailblazing reforms” which, it said, will give workers “ground-breaking new rights”.

Survey finds employers split between reactive and proactive

15 April 2019

According to the 2019 Health and Well-Being at Work survey produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Simplyhealth, employers remain divided in how strategic and proactive they are with regard to employee wellbeing.