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In the list below are comprehensive guides and advice on the statutory employment rights that relate to work life balance. However, these rights set limits on the very least an employer can provide without breaking the law.

Employees may also have contractual rights better than state minimums which provide better cover. These additional rights are gained, in the main, through agreements unions have negotiated with employers.

Unions and employers must work jointly to develop effective, sustainable work life initiatives and contractual agreements that extend the minimum statutory rights.

TUC

GOV.UK – information from the UK Government

ACAS

Equality and Human Rights Commission

CWU

PCS

UNISON

Usdaw

Hazards

Labour Research Department (priced publications)


The controversial use of Zero Hours contracts made the headlines again last week as Sports Direct faced questions on its use of zero hours contracts for part time staff at its AGM last week. ShareAction used its rights as a shareholder to ask a question about the firm's continued reliance...
15 September 2014
New employment tribunal statistics published today (Thursday) show that the new system of charging upfront fees is resulting in a major reduction in claims, says the TUC. The statistics are the third quarterly set of figures since the new fees system was introduced and show that women, low-paid workers, disabled...
11 September 2014
The University of Central Lancaster is conducting a survey to ask trade union representatives (paid and lay officials) about their experience of dealing with individual union members' disputes in the workplace. The survey applies to union representatives in workplace/branch, regional and national level. Even if you do not deal day-to-day...
27 August 2014
Employment tribunal fees have been a huge victory for Britain’s worst bosses, according to a new TUC report published today (Tuesday) to mark the one year anniversary of the new charges.
29 July 2014
Commenting on proposals published today (Friday) regarding changes to industrial relations laws should the Conservatives win the next election, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
18 July 2014
The TUC has today (Friday) written to Business Secretary Vince Cable urging him to modernise the rules that govern strike ballots and bring union voting methods into the 21st century.
18 July 2014
Preventing employers from insisting that their zero-hours staff are only allowed to work for them will be good news for some employees, but the government needs to go much further if the widespread abuse of these kind of contracts is to be stamped out, says the TUC today (Wednesday).
25 June 2014
date: Thursday 12 June 2014 embargo: For immediate release Tribunal fees are stopping wronged workers from seeking justice, says TUC Employers who bully, harass or cheat their workers out of their wages are increasingly likely to escape punishment as people wronged at work are prevented from seeking justice by the...
12 June 2014
A case study of the winner of the 2013 Wales TUC Rep of the Year Award, David Badger. Download the full case study to find out more about David's story....
10 June 2014
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for greater resources to be given to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Service (HMRC) to clamp down on employers who avoid paying staff the minimum wage, following the naming of shaming of employers who have been fined for not paying their staff the...
08 June 2014

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