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 […]

Agency Workers Could Cover For Striking Staff

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said that the government is considering legal changes to allow agency workers to provide cover for striking staff.  The announcement is partly in response to planned rail strikes later this month, and also the likelihood of strikes in other sectors with largescale industrial action likely nationwide this summer. The plan […]