Umbrella Sector Regulation Still A Distant Hope?

Despite it being one of the conservative party’s election manifesto commitments, the government has confirmed that plans for a single enforcement body have been shelved.  It would have been a  workers watchdog, bringing together regulators into a new independent body with a remit to enforce workers rights on issues such as holiday pay.  And the […]

Legal Action Launched Against Temps Covering Strikes

Eleven trade unions have now launched legal action against the government over plans to make it possible to replace striking workers with agency staff.   The unions previously wrote to then Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng outlining their concerns, giving him 14 days to respond prior to a judicial claim being filed.  Now the TUC is co-ordinating […]