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Trade Union Bill: Conservatives ‘the political wing of the City of London’, says TUC

Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC, is today expected to strongly criticise the government’s new measures on strike action in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2015 ahead of the second reading of the Trade Union Bill. The TUC have released a statement in which they state that Ms O’Grady will say that history…

War of words between GMB and CBI over Living Wage impact

In a wide-ranging interview with the Financial Times published this week, CBI President, Paul Drechsler, stated that the impact on businesses of National Living Wage announced in Chancellor George Osbourne’s Summer Budget in July has been underestimated. His comments have produced a strong reaction from trade unions, with GMB accusing the CBI of “crying wolf”. In…

Proposals on strike laws are a response to yesterday’s problems, says CIPD

The Government’s proposals on strike laws are an outdated response to industrial relations issues currently facing UK employers and could prove counter-productive, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development. The Government’s proposed changes to existing laws on industrial action centre on raising the bar on thresholds…

From Grangemouth to Goodyear – how Trade Unions have upped their game

Trade Unions have always trodden the fine line between lawful and unlawful behaviour. Even the statute books anticipate that Unions cross the line often enough to legislate over it. Intimidation, conspiracy, and causing breaches of contracts are specific examples of prohibited behaviour – as if it isn’t already obvious that Trade Unions should not partake…

Trade unions campaign against Govt employment changes

Trade Unions, led by the TUC, have launched a campaign today to defend employment rights, which, in the wake of the Beecroft Report, they allege are being attacked by the Government. Launching the Employee Rights Stop Employment Wrongs campaign and dedicated website www.stopemploymentwrongs.org.uk, TUC General Secretary, Brendan Barber, said: “We have made steady progress in…