The chaos that has engulfed British Airways as a result of a dispute involving its catering supplier, Gate Gourmet, can be traced all the way back to the airline's efficiency drive which has seen 13,000 jobs cut and £700m shaved from its costs, according to Michael Harrison in the Independent.
The number of grievance cases taken to Britain's employment tribunals fell by a quarter last year, according to official figures. But questions about the effectiveness of the system remain.
The past seven years has seen major changes in working patterns in Britain, with a dramatic increase in flexible and part-time working heralding a transformation in the way that employees balance work and family responsibilities.
One employer in four has faced an employment tribunal claim in the past two years after disciplining an employee, with one in five facing a claim after an employee grievance, latest research has suggested.
The number of days lost to industrial action in Britain almost doubled between 2003 and 2004, although the number of strikes were the lowest on record.
Employers are fuelling Britain's compensation culture by settling employment tribunals claims before they reach court, fearing massive legal costs and threats to their reputation.
Can't find a plumber or electrician when you need one? Now we know why, as new figures reveal that Britain now has more senior managers than it does skilled tradespeople.
Optimistic predictions that the workers laid off at Longbridge will be snapped up by other industries in short order may be wide of the mark, a study has suggested.
Failing to document poor performance, forgetting to produce standard operating procedures or not creating clear job expectations is just plain bad management practice in today's litigious climate.
Three-quarters of employees are not aware that April 6 will bring them new rights to be consulted on major employment issues in the workplace.
When employers dictate what their employees can or cannot do in their own time, they have crossed the line. Big time.
Monday may be Valentine’s Day, but getting all gooey and romantic in the office is increasingly being frowned upon in British workplaces.
British trade unions face a painful journey to extinction if they fail to evolve, according to a provocative analysis from a leading business academic.
Trade union members across the UK are planning a nationwide day of campaigning in February to protest against changes the government is planning to make to the pensions of public sector workers.
The International Transport Workers' Federation has set up a website - www.ryan-be-fair.org - to offer the staff of the strongly anti-union airline Ryanair 'the freedom to discuss their work, conditions and any problems they have'.
Can Europe hold out as the last bastion of unionisation in the rich world?
UK workers are unhappy with the hours they work, and want their employers to do more to help them work more flexibly, according to a report from the Work Foundation.
UK employees did unpaid overtime worth £23 billion last year, according to an analysis of latest figures by the TUC.
A former executive of Merrill Lynch yesterday lost her sex discrimination case against the US bank.
With much of Britain poised to shut down for the next two weeks, spare a thought for the tens of thousands of vulnerable workers who will lose out this Christmas, the charity Citizens Advice has warned.
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