All articles by: James Douglas

GMB slams Ofgem move

Published: April 5, 2014
Written by James Douglas

The GMB has claimed that the decision by regulator Ofgem to refer the energy sector to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is bad for British jobs and investment and …

Violence at work under-reported

Published: April 4, 2014
Written by James Douglas

Shopworkers’ union Usdaw welcomed new guidelines on combating violence and abuse published by the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC).

Firms flaunt high pay rules

Published: April 4, 2014
Written by James Douglas

Several top companies have been reported for not fully complying with new regulations on the reporting of executive pay.

More women are in work

Published: March 22, 2014
Written by James Douglas

A report by financial consultants PwC found that the proportion of women in the British labour market has risen slightly but is hampered in comparison with other market economy countries …

Impact survey launched

Published: March 8, 2014
Written by James Douglas

Unison has launched a nationwide survey aimed at gauging the impact of the coalition’s cuts to local services on women and their families.

Check-off protest

Published: March 7, 2014
Written by James Douglas

More than 30 MPs have protested over the Government’s plans to end the established “check-off” system whereby public servants pay union subscriptions directly via payroll.

Academy chain is humiliated

Published: March 7, 2014
Written by James Douglas

One of the biggest chains of academies in England is to lose control of 10 of its schools after Ofsted inspectors raised serious concerns about performance.

Workers still at risk, TUC warns

Published: February 22, 2014
Written by James Douglas

The TUC warned that workers are still at risk of abuse, injury and even death at work, a decade on from the tragedy which saw 23 Chinese cockle pickers die …

Statutory rates delay until April

Published: January 25, 2014
Written by James Douglas

Annual increases for 2014 to some statutory rates, such as redundancy pay and the basic award of compensation for unfair dismissal, will not be implemented on February 1 as usual.