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Make bosses liable for sexual harassment against staff, says UNISON

Employers who fail to tackle members of the public who grope and subject female staff to lewd jokes should be held to account, UNISON has said. A motion debated at UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Bournemouth is seeking better pr...


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Construction workers must be awarded death benefits, says union

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent fatal...


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Workers’ rights under threat post-Brexit, says Employment Lawyers Association

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) is concerned UK workers’ rights will be threatened as a result of Brexit. Questions remain over how courts and tribunals will interpret or rely upon case law from the Court of Justice of the European...


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How to use interactive technology to boost employee engagement

Do your teams struggle to hit targets, even though everyone seems flat-out? Perhaps you're under pressure to execute deliverables, but find it hard to whip up the morale of your staff? Have you asked yourself: is everyone actually engaged in the t...


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Digital: the future of IOSH training

In 2014, I gave a public commitment in a speech to move International Workplace – the company I'd founded some 20 years earlier – fully into the digital age. I believe there is, and will always be, a place for face-to-face delivery of ...


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Are employers keeping up with equality?

It seems like a week cannot pass without a report of harassment or inappropriate behaviour by high-profile figures or within well-known businesses and brands. This is despite legislation that has been designed to prevent harassment and discriminat...