Fact Service November 2018

Issue 46 (15/11/2018 - GMB win as Addison Lee loses appeal; Inflation holds steady despite dearer petrol
; Data shows surprise rise in unemployment

; Inflation continues to eat away at earnings

Issue 45 (08/11/2018) - Vital statistics on health and safety


; Possibility of tribunal fees rears ugly head; Real Living Wage rises by at least 2.9%; Children priced out of musical education
; Part-time cabin crew member wins pay case

; TUC guide on dangers of diesel exhaust

Issue 44 (01/11/2018) - TUC says shift workers need more protection


; Annual survey of hours and earnings; Rise in minimum wage rates from April 2019


; Budget 2018

Issue 46

GMB win as Addison Lee loses appeal
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Private hire and courier firm Addison Lee has lost its claim at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that its drivers are self-employed. 
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Inflation holds steady despite dearer petrol
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Dearer petrol offset by cheaper food helped steady the inflation rate last month, official figures show.
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Data shows surprise rise in unemployment 
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Unemployment rose unexpectedly, latest official figures show.
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Inflation continues to eat away at earnings
 (613 words)

Earnings growth was back under 3.0% in September, official figures show.
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Issue 45

Vital statistics on health and safety
 (556 words)

The overall number of workers fatally injured at work in Great Britain increased last year.
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Possibility of tribunal fees rears ugly head
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Unions will have to be on their mettle. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed it may reintroduce fees for employment tribunal claims, insisting ...
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Real Living Wage rises by at least 2.9% 
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At least 180,000 people that work for real Living Wage employers across the country are set for a pay rise as the new Living Wage rates were ...
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Children priced out of musical education
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The Musicians’ Union is calling on government to review its offering of music education in schools as it says lower income families are priced out ...
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Part-time cabin crew member wins pay case
 (204 words)

A member of British Airways (BA) cabin crew received less favourable treatment over her pay than a full-timer.
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TUC guide on dangers of diesel exhaust
 (433 words)

A guide to diesel exhaust that highlights the practical and simple steps that an employer can take to protect their workers has been published by the ...
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Issue 44

TUC says shift workers need more protection 
 (563 words)

Workers who regularly work through the nights deserve greater protection, says, the TUC.
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Annual survey of hours and earnings 2018
 (887 words)

Headline figures show that full-time average weekly earnings increased nominally and in real-terms, but the gender breakdown of the figures show a ...
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Rise in minimum wage rates from April 2019
 (308 words)

Recommendations from the Low Pay Commission on new rates for the statutory minimum wages from next April have been accepted by the government.
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Budget 2018
 (598 words)

Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his third Budget to the House of Commons. According to “Feel good” Phil, “The era of austerity is finally ...
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