European Worker Rights Laws to be Reviewed?

Despite previous denials, the government is considering amending some key EU enshrined employment laws which protect workers.  According to a BBC report, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed some employment laws will be reviewed, but he also says that worker rights will not be diluted. According to the report, the working time directive is set […]

Unite secures victory in AWR case

Unite has won a case on behalf of forty workers employed by a recruitment agency (Templink) and engaged by Serco on Sandwell council’s outsourced refuse collection contract, securing substantial backpay for the workers.  The case centres around equal pay, and the workers had been engaged for up to two years and were being paid at […]

What are the Agency Worker Regulations?

Time was that an agency worker wouldn’t have the same rights as the people they were working alongside on their assignments. Two people sat side-by-side would have drastically different rights, even if they were performing the same role for the client. A permanent employee for the client would have access to a number of benefits […]