Readers will remember that last November employment law broke the ranks of the obscure blogs and hit the mainstream as the likes of the BBC reported that millions of workers who perform regular overtime could benefit from a claim brought by the Unite Union (alright, the fact that this was a union backed case was … Continue reading Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime
For most employers where a trade union is recognised there will be a recognition agreement which will detail processes and rights to time off for union reps. However, when those agreements fall down a reps right to time off is based on legislation itself, in this case section 168 of the Trade Union and Labour … Continue reading Facility Time: You need to make a request.
As a trade union rep I think it is fair to say that my first instinct is to side with an employee in most situations, fundamentally this is probably derived from experience – it is employees and not the employer who come to me seeking advice and representation along with a preference for the underdog. … Continue reading In Defence of Management