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13 February, 2023

10 February, 2023

MPs and peers launch inquiry into how human rights are protected and respected at work

Joint Committee on Human Rights invites evidence from interested parties, in particular seeking views on how well rights under the European Convention on Human Rights are protected

8 February, 2023

Scottish Social Justice and Social Security Committee launches call for evidence on child poverty and parental employment

Views sought on questions including whether childcare provision should be expanded, and what Scottish Government could do to increase supply of well-paid, secure employment that works for parents

6 February, 2023

Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill receives its second reading in House of Commons

Government confirms it will support Bill which seeks to reduce the 'one-sided flexibility' of zero hours contracts

6 February, 2023

Remedial Order introduced to give greater employment protections to embassy workers

New statutory instrument makes amendments in response to declaration of incompatibility with the ECHR made by the Supreme Court in Benkharbouche

31 January, 2023

Senior President of Tribunals launches consultation on how to exercise new powers to determine the composition of Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Views invited on new responsibilities delegated from the Lord Chancellor that will require the Senior President to determine whether tribunals should be composed of one, two, or three members

30 January, 2023

25 January, 2023

Government announces plans for new statutory code to crack down on employers that use ‘fire and rehire’ dismissal tactics

Courts and employment tribunals will be able to take the code into account when considering cases, including unfair dismissal, with power to apply a 25 per uplift for compensation awarded where employer found to have breached its provisions

24 January, 2023

Government rejects MPs’ recommendations for it to pilot a ‘menopause leave’ policy and include menopause as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act

Calling response 'complacent', Select Committee says the evidence is 'crystal clear' that urgent action is needed to prevent vast numbers of talented and experienced women from leaving the workforce

24 January, 2023

Senedd Committee calls for four-day working week to be piloted in Wales

Cross Party Petitions Committee recommends pilot within the devolved public sector to work alongside trials already taking place in the private sector

23 January, 2023

MPs and peers to scrutinise human rights implications of the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill 2022

Joint Committee on Human Rights invites evidence from interested parties, in particular in relation to how the Bill engages with Article 11 of the ECHR and other international agreements the UK has ratified

23 January, 2023

16 January, 2023

Regulatory Policy Committee issues statement on the lack of an impact assessment for the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Government is 'shortcutting normal scrutiny procedures', TUC says as it calls on MPs of all parties to reject 'this spiteful legislation'

11 January, 2023

TUC vows to fight new public services strike legislation ‘every step of the way’

The right to strike is a fundamental British liberty, but the government is attacking it in broad daylight, says General Secretary

11 January, 2023

10 January, 2023

Government introduces legislation to allow it to set minimum levels of service during public services strikes

'We do not want to have to use this legislation unless we have to, but we must ensure the safety of the British public', says Business Secretary

9 January, 2023