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Less money for working from home?

Posted: 12th August 2021

As some companies work out how to re-establish their working patterns after the pandemic and let’s hope the new regulations are both effective in public health terms, and will not need to be reversed. Some employers are looking to reduce wages amongst their staff who opt to continue to work from home.  This must be…

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Implications of unlockdown 4½

Posted: 9th July 2021

The FT are running a story (£) on the impact of the Govts proposed unlockdown measures. It is subtitled, “Ministers prepare to give companies greater discretion over Covid-secure arrangements “. While measures on sharing pens might easily be repealed, our experience is that small employers are not equipped and have little appetite to engage…

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Congress 2021

Posted: 16th June 2021

Our branch president, Dave Levy, presented a report to yesterday’s branch meeting on Congress. The branch for the second time in five years was not represented and this report was put together by talking to people who were present.

As reported Barbara Plant was re-elected as President.

The branch sent three motions, which was…

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Congratulations to Gary & Barbara

Posted: 7th June 2021

The results of the General Secretary and Treasurer election were posted last week. Our branch adds its congratulations to the others received by Gary Smith, the winner, and our commiserations to Rehana Azam and Giovanna Holt. Barbara Plant was also re-elected as President of the Union at Congress yesterday. Congratulations also to Barbara.

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Because they asked

Posted: 17th May 2021

I occasionally have to represent people fired after a 3rd party client complaint. This is highly suspect and is likely to be an unfair dismissal. There is quite a lot of case law. Of course, legal enforcement of employment rights is retrospective and only available to those with two years employment longevity, but during the…

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More on the General Secretary Election, vote now

Posted: 14th May 2021

The Branch Secretary has been written to about the General Secretary and Treasurer election. This is conducted, exclusively by postal ballot and the ballot papers should have arrived by now. The message from our regional office is mostly posted below. It has been amended to conform with the rules restrictions on campaigning and canvassing.

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