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Largest ever strike action in UK higher education

Hundreds of cleaners, porters and security workers at University College London are to vote on strike action over pay and conditions. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is to ballot almost 300 workers for strike action at London...


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GP sacked for refusing to call transgender person ‘madam’

A Christian doctor who claimed he was dismissed for refusing to call a transgender woman “she” because of his faith has lost his case at an Employment Tribunal. Dr David Mackereth claimed that he was having an “abstract discussi...


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First ever UK human rights tracker launched

A tool to make the UK’s human rights records transparent, and the Government accountable, launched on 9 October. HumanRightsTracker.com allows civil society organisations, academics, parliamentarians and legal professionals to learn about t...


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Companies “should publish their flexible working and family-related policies”

New figures from work-life balance charity Working Families show that both parents/carers and best-practice employers alike are overwhelmingly in favour of greater transparency around companies’ flexible working and family-rel...


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Call for employers to create a mental-health-safe work environment

Employers need to create a work environment in which employees can talk about their mental health, according to new research carried out by TalkOut. In order to achieve that, attitudes towards mental health in the workplace need to change. The re...


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UK leading women’s fight to close gender pay gap

The #MeTooPay initiative, a campaign designed to put an end to the gender pay gap, has been launched by more than 100 of the country’s most successful businesswomen. Led by the former CEO of the Royal Mail, Dame Moya Greene, the campaign ha...