Category Archives: Employee Relations

Unison builds £30m strike fund

Britain’s biggest public sector union, which backed Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign, has amassed a £30m war chest for an unprecedented wave of strikes to sweep through schools, hospitals, councils and care homes this autumn, The Independent on Sunday has learnt. … Continue reading

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Warning of strikes as Doncaster Council axes 700 more jobs

Strike action is looming at a troubled Yorkshire council after 700 job losses were announced on top of cuts that have already seen hundreds axed. Doncaster Council said the redundancies over and above 700 already carried out were needed to … Continue reading

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Domestic Workers Convention agreed despite UK government

Millions of domestic workers around the world are employed in private homes, often unregulated by public authorities, making them vulnerable to exploitation. This week the ILO has been meeting in Geneva to design a convention to protect them. Following lengthy … Continue reading

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Managers’ poor communication blamed for low staff motivation

Lack of communication between senior managers and their wider workforce is leading to low motivation among staff, according to research published today. The survey, by people development company European Leaders, found that more than two-thirds (68%) of respondents said that they … Continue reading

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Southampton Council binmen on strike in pay row

Refuse collectors employed by a city council started a week-long strike today in a bitter row over pay. Workers in Southampton have been taking industrial action for the past few weeks in protest at moves to reduce their wages under … Continue reading

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Key events in BA cabin crew dispute

Here is a timeline of some of the key events in the dispute involving British Airways cabin crew. October 6: The airline announces plans to cut 1,700 cabin crew jobs and freeze pay. Union officials accuse the company of “holding … Continue reading

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David Cameron to consider tougher anti-strike laws

Downing Street yesterday issued a strong condemnation of a strike by London Underground drivers that will cause two weeks of misery for commuters. But it only came after Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, accused the Prime Minister of being … Continue reading

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Employers spending more time resolving conflict

The amount of time spent by employers resolving individual workplace conflict has increased in more than 40% of UK organisations during the past two years, according to research published by XpertHR today. However, according to the research there was a … Continue reading

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Teachers to vote on strike over changes to pensions

The coalition government faces mounting opposition to its austerity programme after two of the main teaching unions voted to ballot members for a national strike over pension changes. A one-day strike could close schools as early as June, affecting millions of children. … Continue reading

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French workforce on strike because of ‘Anglo Saxon imperialist’ management

Some 184 staff at Thermal Ceramics, in Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez, in the Loire Valley, are staging walkouts every day. “We say ‘hello’ in French but then communication stops,” said workers’ representative Thierry Juvin, adding that “every meeting is an ordeal.” He said workers at … Continue reading

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