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Employment Law Update: Strikes (Minimum service levels) Act 2023

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At the end of last month, parliament passed the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, and it has become the Strikes (Minimum service levels) Act 2023. This new piece of legislation mandates employees working in certain sectors to provide a minimum level of service when there is strike action. The sectors that the legislation will apply […]

Strike Action Continues

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We recently shared an update regarding the industrial action that was likely to take place during the festive period. The industrial action would see postal and rail services delayed or cancelled throughout this busy time. In this first working week following the festive period, many employers will be impacted by the latest set of rail […]

Increase in industrial strike action

Throughout December we have experienced continued strike action, involving NHS nurses, royal mail the civil service and national rail. This will continue to impact business in terms of disruption to normal business operations (post, business travel), but will also cause disruption to the lives of employees. It is recommended that businesses consider the impact of […]

Is your business prepared for Trade Union recognition?

In recent weeks, we have seen national strikes carried out by rail workers and criminal barristers and we expect to see further strike action as there are suggestions that other sectors, such as education and health care may also vote for industrial action. The coming months Over the coming months, we may also find more […]

McDonald’s workers strike over low pay and zero hours contracts

Zero Hours Contracts | HR Solutions

McDonald’s employees recently staged their first UK strike, following rows over zero-hours contracts and workplace bullying claims. The strike action signals the first time McDonald’s workers have walked out since the famous American burger chain came to the UK more than forty years ago.   The staff also want their pay to increase to £10 […]

British Airways crew vote to strike over Christmas

British Airways | HR Solutions

People travelling with British Airways over Christmas could see their plans disrupted after 2,000 cabin crew vote for strike action. Around 15% of the airline’s cabin crew were balloted about striking at Heathrow airport and around 79% voted for the action. The vote came after cabin crew rejected a proposed 2% pay rise. Unite union […]

Tube Staff to Strike Over Night Shift Work

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A 24-hour strike will start tonight (8th July) as unions representing 20,000 employees failed to reach an agreement with London Underground over night shift pay and working conditions. Transport for London has said that additional means of public transport will be available for the duration of the strike. Why are the Tube staff on strike? The Tube staff […]

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