Basic Rights at Work

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Report by NIESR for the TUC. An increase in insecure forms of work has been identified in most European countries. While there is widespread agreement on the international expansion of insecure forms of work, the drivers and subsequent nature of that insecurity are thought to be highly variable. This report...
03 May 2017
Commenting on the European Parliament’s vote today pushing for a post-Brexit deal between the EU and the UK that protects current and future workplace rights, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister should welcome the European Parliament’s commitment to workers’ rights in the UK. It gives her a...
05 April 2017
Download Working time, breaks and holidays booklet (PDF) The law relating to your working time is complicated. Some bad employers take advantage of this to deny staff their rights. Others may not understand what the law requires. Step by step, this leaflet explains weekly hours limits and night working limits;...
13 March 2017
The number of people in insecure work – those working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights – has shot up by more than 660,000 (27%) over the past five years, according to new research published today (Tuesday) by the TUC.
07 February 2017
This reps guide provides useful information on supporting trans members in the workplace. It includes the legal framework, practical advice, case studies and good practice.
17 November 2016
Photos of GMB's demo outside ASOS, Barnsley, as part of their campaign against the exploitation and abuse of workers there.
14 October 2016
More than half (53%) of independent Sports Direct shareholders have today (Wednesday) voted against management and called for an independent investigation into how Sports Direct treats its workers.
07 September 2016
I spent Father’s Day this year with my Dad and my young son reflecting on parenthood. Dad is retired now but he has had a wide range of different jobs over the years, ranging from apprentice butcher, haulier, working on the roads constructing Spaghetti Junction and buying animal feed. The...
27 June 2016
As Euro 2016 enters its first full week, the TUC is today (Monday) publishing new guidance for bosses whose staff want to watch games during their normal working hours. The TUC suggests that bosses: · talk to their employees in advance about arrangements for key games; · arrange for their...
13 June 2016
New analysis published today (Tuesday) by the TUC shows that a million more employees are at high risk of being forced to work excessive hours if the UK votes to leave the EU. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people’s rights are on the line in this referendum –...
10 May 2016