Employee Relations

Index here items on employee and industrial relations, the employment relationship, conflict and mediation, industrial action and strikes, trade unions, trade union recognition and negotiation, collective bargaining and whistleblowing.

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    Workplace productivity impaired by personal worries, figures show

    More than eight out of ten employees say that lifestyle factors or personal worries affect their productivity at work, a new survey has found. The performance of eighty-five per cent of staff has been impacted by work, health...

    Sunday working

    An employment tribunal has again considered the controversial question of whether an employee can be required to work on Sundays in a case called Mba v London Borough of Merton . The case comes at a time when a cross-party...

    Holiday carry over

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that the provision in the working time directive that confers the right to four weeks’ annual leave has direct effect on those working for ‘emanations...

    Time to stop overworking

    The TUC’s labour force study has shown the level at which we are pushing ourselves within our world of work. The estimate is that on average workers carried out 7.2 hours of unpaid overtime per week during 2011. This...

    Britons work two billion hours of unpaid overtime a year

    UK workers put in almost 2 billion hours of unpaid overtime in 2011, according to an analysis by the TUC. The 1,968 million hours worked add up to £29.2 billion in value for the economy, or the equivalent of a million...

    UK ‘leads world’ on annual leave entitlements

    The UK is among the most generous countries in the world for holiday entitlements, according to Mercer research on benefits and employment released today. British workers are entitled to 28 days statutory holiday, which rises...

    Reform of working time on the cards

    German chancellor Angela Merkel was recently pictured in the press having talks with David Cameron on possible EU treaty change. Germany wants more budgetary rules in the Eurozone, the UK wants to avoid a referendum. One...

    Working Time directive to be re-examined in Euro talks

    The EU working time directive is set to be re-examined as part of negotiations between the UK and Germany over the Eurozone crisis. Under a negotiating framework agreed by David Cameron and Angela Merkel, Germany will open...

    Allocating paid time off work

    This year we had the Royal Wedding. Next year we have another extra bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday 5 June 2012. How should employers deal with this and more general questions surrounding...

    Carrying over sick workers’ annual leave

    The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of NHS Leeds v Larner , highlights the conflict between the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) position on holiday for workers on long-term sick leave and the UK’s...