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[cover image]December 2000
The Working Time Regulations - a practical guide for union negotiators
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As a result of the Working Time Regulations 1998, most workers are now legally entitled to a maximum working week, paid holidays, rest periods and breaks. This LRD booklet explains the regulations, taking account of amendments that have already been made as well as indicating those that are in the pipeline. It gives examples from case law which have helped to clarify the interpretation of the regulations and sets out official guidance from the DTI as well as advice from trade unions. Crucially, it looks at how trade unionists are using the regulations in the workplace to negotiate improvements on working time.[More ...]

[cover image]October 2000
Tackling workplace stress - guide for safety reps
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This booklet looks at the causes, symptoms and consequences of occupational stress. It outlines employers' duties to prevent stress becoming a problem in the workplace, explains how the law can be used to protect workers and looks at recent compensation cases. Most importantly it gives guidance on avoiding and tackling stress at work, including advice issued by the Health and Safety Executive and by trade unions. It also provides examples of best practice from workplaces.[More ...]

[cover image]September 2000
Disciplinary and grievance procedures - a guide to the new law
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This booklet examines how unions are set to take advantage of the new law by ensuring their officers and reps are properly trained. It also looks at the new code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures from the advisory and conciliation service ACAS. The guide uses the code and survey evidence from workplace unions to demonstrate best practice in drawing up disciplinary and grievance procedures.[More ...]

[cover image]August 2000
European works councils - an LRD guide
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This booklet sets out the UK regulations in detail and examines their relationship to the European directive on European works councils. It also provides examples of good practice from existing works council agreements and examines how trade unionists can ensure that works councils operate to the benefit of employees.[More ...]

[cover image]July 2000
Part-time workers - a legal guide for workplace reps
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This booklet sets out the provisions of the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations and explains how, along with pre-existing law, they can be used to enforce part-timers' rights. It also highlights key issues in areas such as pensions, holidays and redundancy.[More ...]

[cover image]June 2000
Law at Work 2000
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[cover image]May 2000
Tackling disability discrimination - a trade unionists' guide
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Looks at the law and best practice adopted by both employers and unions.[More ...]

[cover image]April 2000
State Benefits 2000
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[cover image]February 2000
RSI - a trade unionists' guide
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Looks at the symptoms, causes and costs of RSI and at how to prevent it.[More ...]

[cover image]January 2000
Parental and Dependency Leave - a negotiators' guide to workers' rights
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Explains the new rights and outlines key bargaining issues.[More ...]