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The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill – unions concerns

I’m sure that you’ve picked up some commentary about “The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill”, which was introduced to Parliament on 22 September 2022. This is a key element of the UK Government’s post-Brexit agenda and affects a … Continue reading

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Some holiday pay legal rulings

A few bookmarks here on claims for unpaid holiday pay. Firstly, here’s Mr G Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd. Then there’s King v Sash Windows. The Smith/Pimlico Plumbers judgment makes clear that workers who have taken leave but have not … Continue reading

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Benefits of collective bargaining – more paid holiday

From an ETUC (European TUC) press release: “Workers who benefit from collective bargaining enjoy up to two weeks extra paid holiday per year, an analysis of EU data for the ETUC has found as millions prepare to return to work … Continue reading

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Employers minimum-wage shame list and how it affects freelancers

From an HMG press release earlier today: Today (Thursday 5 August) 191 businesses are being named for breaking the national minimum wage law. Following investigations by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, a total of £2.1 million was found to be … Continue reading

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Unenforceable employment rights in film & TV

TUC have authored a guide to enforcing workplace rights here (it’s an MS Word doc that downloads instantly). There are two obvious ones in film & TV that we’d like to be considered in any updates. The 11-hour break between … Continue reading

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Reminder: Current status of HMG is that there are no plans to change EU-consistent workers rights

“In a sign of the political problems associated with scrapping existing rules — many of them EU regulations written into the UK statute book ….. business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng finally told ITV News: “The review is no longer happening within … Continue reading

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