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Boxing Day tube strike challenged at High Court

London Underground (LU) has commenced legal action challenging the validity of the strike called by the Aslef union in a row over additional Boxing Day pay. Aslef is calling for “substantial incentives”, thought to be treble pay, and a day off in lieu for those that work on Boxing Day. If the dispute is not…

Union leaders have warned they are willing to fight with the government over cuts after being invited to a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street yesterday. Fifteen bosses from the UK’s largest unions went to Ten Downing Street to discuss topics ranging from equality, banking policy, and pensions to the environmental agenda.…

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has urged trade unions to improve their efforts to resolve industrial disputes before they reach the stage of strike action. In a new report, the organisation claimed that disagreements could be put right sooner if greater peace-making attempts were made at an earlier stage and suggested that there…

Rising public outrage at employers has led to kidnappings, marches and strikes in France – a country with a long tradition of labor unrest. Yesterday, workers at a Caterpillar factory in Grenoble held four managers hostage and demanded further talks over redundancy measures. The head of human resources, the factory director and two other managers…

The Government has done much to improve the regulation of relations between employers and employees and has introduced important new protections for vulnerable employees. Analysis by Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights Department, Trades Union Congress.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has teamed up with two Polish trade unions to tackle the exploitation of migrant workers in the UK. A protocol has been signed between the three organisations which will see them work together to support Polish migrants and ensure their rights are protected. Brendan Barber, the general secretary of the…

The right to apply for unpaid leave in the event of a family emergency has been extended to enable an extra 4.5 million parents to benefit. Current employment legislation states that only parents of children aged six and under are entitled to take unpaid leave from work if their son or daughter is sick. But…