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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
Commenting on a report published today (Wednesday) by the House of Lords European Union Committee on the process of Brexit, the TUC says the report backs up other legal experts who say that working people could face years of uncertainty and chaos if Britain votes to leave the EU.
04 May 2016
A new report published today (Tuesday) by GQ Employment Law confirms that workers’ rights are at risk if the UK votes to leave the EU, says the TUC. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “A lot of the debate has focussed on how many people might lose their job because...
03 May 2016
New analysis published by the TUC today (Tuesday) reveals that 1 in 4 UK workers (7.4 million) got extra paid holiday through European laws. But the TUC warns that the hard-won right to holiday pay could be lost if Britain votes to leave the European Union, with many people at...
12 April 2016
An independent legal opinion published today (Thursday), warns of years of uncertainty for workers and employers if the UK votes to leave the European Union. The legal opinion, commissioned by the TUC from Michael Ford QC of Old Square Chambers, identifies the dangers of Britain leaving the EU for working...
07 April 2016
The TUC has published a report today (Thursday) that sets out which workers’ rights in the UK are underpinned by EU rules – and would therefore be at risk if the UK votes to leave the EU. UK Employment Rights and the EU provides a comprehensive assessment of the employment...
25 February 2016
Commenting on today's (Wednesday) ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that employers can read workers’ private email messages while they are at work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “People should have a right to privacy in the workplace. “Big Brother bosses do not get the best out...
14 January 2016

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