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*/ From January 2015 the Government will be providing a

The TUC campaigns for decent employment rights, and helps unions make the most of advances in employment protection. This is where you can find our policy briefings and expert advice on employment law for unions. You can find older material by using the search facilities. To find out whether the law can help you, visit our special your rights at work area.

Number 713 - 1 August 2015 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. Sign up to receive this bulletin every week. Past issues are available. Disclaimer and Privacy Editor: Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk. Contents UNION NEWS Don’t stall...
31 July 2015
New figures published today (Thursday) by the TUC indicate that 1,669,000 employees are missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays.
30 July 2015
Responding to the ‘naming and shaming’ today (Thursday) by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of 75 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Naming and shaming cheating employers is a move in the right direction by the...
30 July 2015
The Wales TUC written responses to consultations are available from this section If you would like to find out more about any of these responses, or other consultations that may not be listed here, please contact the Wales TUC by emailing Wtuc@tuc.org.uk or calling 02920 347010
28 July 2015
Bill exposes government’s strike hypocrisy If the government was really concerned about the harm to the economy caused by lost working days, it would be addressing the scourge of work-related ill-health not the by comparison tiny impact of strikes, the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has said. Following the publication...
24 July 2015
Government takes a swipe at safety reps The government’s Trade Union Bill will damage more than productivity and civil liberties, it could put our lives at risk at work, the TUC has warned. The union body said the Bill includes measures that could dramatically curtail the time available to union...
24 July 2015
Manufacturing firms say fit notes are failing The government’s flagship ‘fit note’ scheme for getting people back to work has failed to deliver five years on from implementation, manufacturers’ organisation EEF has said. The industry lobby group was commenting on the findings of an EEF survey of 345 companies conducted...
24 July 2015
Protecting apprentices in the workplace The jailing of an employer this month for the criminal negligence that led to the death of 16-year-old engineering apprentice Cameron Minshull ( Risks 711 ) highlights the need for greater protection of young people at work, the TUC has said. Matthew Creagh, of TUC’s...
24 July 2015
Number 712 - 25 July 2015 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. Sign up to receive this bulletin every week. Past issues are available. Disclaimer and Privacy Editor: Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk. Contents UNION NEWS Government takes...
22 July 2015
Cameron ‘open’ to pay your own sick pay scheme David Cameron is considering options for making workers pay into flexible saving accounts to fund their own sick pay or unemployment benefits, Downing Street has confirmed. The idea was first floated by Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, who...
17 July 2015

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