Basic Rights at Work

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Yorkshire and the Humber TUC is holding a briefing for union activists and officers on 7 September in Leeds.
08 August 2017
Today (Wed 26 July 2017), the Supreme Court has ruled the decision to impose fees for workers to bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal was unlawful and therefore should be quashed. The case was brought by UNISON, a trade union who successfully argued that the decision to introduce the...
26 July 2017
The Wales TUC has today (Tuesday 18 th July 2017) welcomed the passing of a major new law designed to protect and promote partnership working within the Welsh public sector. Commenting on today’s Senedd vote on the Trade Union (Wales) Bill, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: “The Welsh...
19 July 2017
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