All articles by: James Douglas

Employers ‘still stuck in the 1970s’

Published: December 18, 2014
Written by James Douglas

A TUC report claimed that 40 years after sex discrimination law changes, the attitudes of many employers remain stuck in the 1970s, with the sacking, bullying and side-lining of expectant …

Unite’s pay disclosure victory

Published: November 28, 2014
Written by James Douglas

The Unite general union has won a significant victory over the disclosure of information for the purpose of collective bargaining to a recognised trade union.

UK gender wage slip

Published: November 14, 2014
Written by James Douglas

The United Kingdom has slipped eight places in the world rankings for gender pay equality, according to the latest Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Unions unite on poor conditions

Published: October 31, 2014
Written by James Douglas

Unions representing non-fiction television workers in Canada and the United Kingdom have joined forces to challenge poor safety and working conditions

Campaign welcome and warning

Published: October 31, 2014
Written by James Douglas

Construction union UCATT welcomed a new Health and Safety Executive (HSE) asbestos awareness campaign but warned that workers have been denied effective advice for over four years

Iraqis take revenge against IS

Published: October 17, 2014
Written by James Douglas

Amnesty International reported that Shia militias armed by the Iraq government have kidnapped and killed scores of Sunni civilians in recent months in revenge for attacks by Islamic State (IS).

Welcome and warning

Published: July 26, 2014
Written by James Douglas

Shopworkers’ union Usdaw welcomed an official consultation on new sentencing guideline for theft offences, but has warned that simply focussing on theft incidents is not enough to prevent 300 assaults …

UK jobs rely on EU trade

Published: July 26, 2014
Written by James Douglas

New research shows that nearly 4.2 million jobs in Britain, including 1.7 million manufacturing jobs, are dependent on trade with the rest of Europe.