Tags: settlement agreements

Unite the Union fighting to save jobs at BAE and Pilkington Glass

BAE announce 1775 job losses at Portsmouth and Govan shipyards Unite, the country’s largest union, will fight to retain as many of the 1,775 jobs under threat, following the announcement on Wednesday 6 November about the future of the shipyards at Portsmouth, and Govan and Scotstoun on the Clyde. The announcement was prompted by the…

Government plans to make it easier to fire staff

The Conservative Chairman, Grant Shapps, has claimed that employers are forced to come up with “disingenuous” reasons to dismiss staff because UK employment laws are too restrictive and stacked in favour of the employee. Indicating that a Conservative party Government would make it easier for companies to fire underperforming workers, Shapps said: “In the next…

Acas to write new Code on Settlement Agreements

Acas has welcomed the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ (BIS) request for it to write a new Code of Practice on Settlement Agreements. The Code will give clear and reliable guidance on how to handle these agreements in a fair way and it will be taken into account in employment tribunal decisions. Acas Chair,…