'Fair work must begin here': Scot Gov reaches new respect accord with civil service union
Fair Work agenda will include a respect for trade union rights under attack for UK Government.
A NEW agreement between trade unionists and the Scottish Government will solidify a Fair Work agenda, including union rights under attack from the UK Government.
No new Scottish Government subsidies for businesses which don’t meet ‘fair work criteria’
Fair Work Criteria will be part of assessment for business subsidies from April 2019
THE Scottish Government has confirmed that there will no longer be business subsidies for companies which do not meet a new “fair work criteria” included in the Programme for Government two weeks ago.
The move is set to end Scottish Enterprise Regional Selective Assistance grants going to the likes of global distribution giant Amazon, which has received £3.5 million in RSA grants since 2007 despite widespread criticism of its employment practices.
TGI Friday? Tip 'robbery' row prompts holiday Friday walkout at food chain
TGI Fridays workers in London have voted to strike over a new company policy branded ‘tip robbery’
WORKERS will stage a bank holiday walk-out at one the UK's busiest food chains amidst a row over "tip robbery".
Workers at two branches of the popular food chain in London will walk out of work for three days after staff unanimously agreed to support strike action.
Snow excuse: Fast food employers blasted for putting profit over people amid severe weather
Big business under fire for pressuring workers to travel against official advice
A NUMBER OF big names in business, including McDonald’s, KFC and Deliveroo, have been criticised for remaining in service through severe weather alerts from the Met Office, forcing workers to make their way through potentially treacherous conditions.
Common Weal Dundee: How workers and trade unionists sent Dundee City Council away to think again on care reforms
The local Common Weal group in Dundee reports on a recent local meeting in which members of the community won a victory against a poorly developed care plan - but the battle is not yet won
DUNDEE CITY CHAMBERS was the venue for a lively meeting of the policy and resources committee last month when more than 50 members of the city’s social care employees and their trade union representatives crammed into the public areas.
Report: A Scottish Approach to Immigration post-Brexit
Paper welcomed by STUC and Unison Scotland
DEVOLVING immigration and employment law together can give Scotland the opportunity to create a workers rights-based approach to immigration post-Brexit that benefits all workers.
The idea is one of a series of proposals in ‘A Scottish Approach to Immigration Post-Brexit’, authored by researcher Mark Butterly, which can be accessed in full here.
Workers victory as Supreme Court scraps tribunal fees and forces government to repay claimants
Supreme Court rules that fees are particularly discriminatory towards women and orders government to scrap them
THE UK Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, scrapping them and forcing the government to repay up to £32m to claimants.
The case was brought after rules, introduced in 2013 by then Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling MP, imposed fees on employees bringing claims against employers to tribunal.
"Miserly": Campaigners lash out over £5 per hour Scottish Tim Hortons wage
Corporate coffee mega-chain offers below adult minimum wage to Glasgow employees
THE GLOBAL coffee chain Tim Hortons has come under fire for advertising jobs paid at just £5 per hour in Glasgow.
Positions at the cafe's new Silverburn branch are being advertised online for workers who can "create an exceptional guest experience". The advertisements also require prior experience in the service sector, despite being legal only for those under 18 or apprentices.
"A Conservative con": May's worker's charter of unpaid care leave dismissed by opponents
Doubts cast on Conservatives commitment to workers rights as manifesto launch nears
TORY CLAIMS to grant more workers’ rights to UK nationals has been branded a “conservative con” by political opponents, while Scottish policy experts have cast doubts over whether it is a policy that will safeguard workers.