There was an increase in the number of workers killed in Britain last year, according to new official figures.
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Following a speech by Vince Cable at the GMB union’s conference, which suggested the Government might legislate to restrict strike action if industrial unrest continues to escalate, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged Government to build public sector leadership and management skills and improve communication and consultation to help stave off the worst effects of strike action to come.
Working Families, the work-life balance organisation, has published new research on the work and family lives of fathers, which reveals that flexible working can offer real benefits to working fathers.
A new analysis of the economics of employment regulation claims that the opposition of much of the business lobby to many employment rights betrays an underlying bias against employment regulation which at times flies in the face of economic evidence.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is concerned that Government plans to extend flexible working and introduce changes to parental leave, at a time when it has committed to cutting red tape, will hit small businesses hard.