From the TUC

BEIS Committee of MPs says workers on boards should become “the norm”

Janet Williamson

05 Apr 2017, by in Economics

The BEIS Parliamentary Committee reports today on its corporate governance inquiry launched last autumn. There is much to welcome in its recommendations, which span workers on boards and remuneration committees, board diversity, executive pay, private companies, directors’ duties and enforcement. Here we set out the Committee’s main recommendations, and where we think they should go…




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Government inertia could put pensions auto-enrolment at risk

Tim Sharp

03 Apr 2017, by in Pensions & Investment

Cleverly harnessing individual inertia to help workers get a workplace pension has been behind the success of automatic enrolment. But government inertia could put its early success at risk. Under automatic enrolment, workers have to actively opt out of membership (soft compulsion) while employers have to make contributions into their pension pots (hard compulsion). The…




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Even the Pay Review Body condemns NHS pay policy

Kam Gill

28 Mar 2017, by in Public services

Today’s NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) report stands as a sharp rebuke to the government’s public sector pay policy.  Though their recommendation is for pay to remain within the cap, their comments indicate dismay at the havoc the policy is wreaking on the health service. In 2011/12, the government imposed a two year pay freeze…




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Europe’s response to Article 50: what unions want

Owen Tudor

26 Mar 2017, by in International

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 and fire the starting pistol on negotiations to leave the European Union. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has already adopted a statement setting out what unions here and in the rest of Europe want the EU to do once that happens. Theresa May’s letter may be…




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