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19 June, 2023

International Labour Organisation’s intervention about provisions in the Strikes Bill is ‘hugely embarrassing’ for UK Ministers, says TUC

Union body highlights that UN labour watchdog's instruction to Ministers to 'seek technical assistance' from its staff does not support Ministers' repeated claims that the new measures have its full backing

19 June, 2023

9 June, 2023

5 June, 2023

30 May, 2023

26 May, 2023

Carer’s Leave Bill receives Royal Assent

New Act provides for regulations to be made giving employees unpaid leave of up to a week to manage caring responsibilities

26 May, 2023

Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill receives Royal Assent

New Act provides for regulations to be made in relation to protection from redundancy during and after pregnancy and on return to work from maternity, adoption or shared parental leave

26 May, 2023

Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill receives Royal Assent

New Act makes provision for paid leave of at least one week for employed parents or others who have a personal relationship with a child who is receiving, or has received, neonatal care

22 May, 2023

15 May, 2023

Government launches consultation on proposed reforms to retained EU employment law in Great Britain

Department for Business and Trade seeks views on reforms relating to record keeping requirements and holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations and consultation requirements under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations

15 May, 2023

10 May, 2023

Government to reduce ‘disproportionate’ reporting requirements for elements of the Working Time Regulations

Announcement part of package of measures that Business and Trade Secretary says will 'take advantage of post-Brexit freedoms'

9 May, 2023

4 May, 2023

Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill receives Royal Assent

New Act will create a legal obligation on employers in Great Britain to allocate all tips, gratuities and service charges to workers without any deductions

3 May, 2023

Bill providing for better enforcement of the national minimum wage receives first reading in House of Commons

Private Members’ Bill includes proposals to protect home care workers from receiving less than minimum wage rates as a result of not getting paid for travel time between visits

2 May, 2023

Unions and campaign groups seek clarity on whether government plans to proceed with Bill strengthening protections against sexual harassment at work

Letter to Minister follows reports that Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill no longer has the support of government

2 May, 2023

28 April, 2023

Government rejects Human Rights Committee’s recommendations to reconsider Strikes (Minimum Service Level) Bill in order to ensure it meets UK’s human rights obligations

Response to Joint Committee’s report stands by proposals including loss of workers' legal rights and fines of up to £1 million for unions who breach conditions of ‘work notices’