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March 2019
Employment tribunals - a guide for union reps and workers
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The employment tribunal system has become more complex and formal as it has adapted to deal with an increasing volume of employment legislation and extensive legal rules. This LRD booklet explains how the employment tribunal process works and gives advice to union reps and workers on deciding whether to bring a claim and how to prepare for it. While not a complete guide to tribunal practice and procedure, the booklet offers practical guidance on issues including time limits, what evidence to collect, what a hearing is like, costs, risks and benefits, possible outcomes and how to approach settlement.[More ...]

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February 2019
Tackling bullying and harassment at work - a guide for union reps and workers
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Bullying and harassment is a daily reality for many workers, making their working lives intolerable. The issue is a major concern for unions, ranking second only to stress as the hazard most likely to be reported by union safety reps. However, unions and workers do not have to simply accept this. Employers have a legal duty to tackle bullying and harassment and there is action that can be taken to deal with the problem. This updated guide provides union reps with examples of best practice and practical guidance on what they can do to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace, how it can be tackled collectively, and how best to provide support and representation for members who are being bullied and/or harassed at work.[More ...]

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January 2019
Case law at work - 15th edition
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This is the 15th edition of Case Law at Work, the LRD's key source of information on recent employment law cases. This annual LRD booklet contains clear summaries and updates of important cases, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]

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December 2018
Sickness absence and sick pay - a guide for trade unions and working people
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No-one knows when they might need the support of a good sick pay scheme and a fair absence management policy. The aim of this booklet is to highlight the issues that need to be addressed in securing one, and to help reps support members who are off sick. It takes into account recent developments and trends, such as the rise of "presenteeism" and "leavism", and the growing focus on workplace wellbeing. Examples of good practice from a range of workplaces and collective agreements, as well as up-to-date case law, are included throughout.[More ...]

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October 2018
Equality Law at Work 2018 - a guide for trade unions and working people
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Achieving equality at work is a core value shared across the trade union movement. But equality legislation is detailed and complex and dealing with it can be problematic. Equality Law at Work is designed to cut through the complexity and provide a comprehensive guide to equality law. Written from the point of view of working people, it aims to be a practical tool for union negotiators, reps and members who need to understand how equality law works and how to apply it to everyday work situations.[More ...]

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September 2018
Women's health and safety at work - a guide for union reps
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The UK’s 15 million working women now make up around half the workforce. But the risks they face at work are often described as hidden or invisible and, for a number of reasons examined in the booklet, "women’s work" is sometimes perceived as safer than traditionally male-dominated occupations. Where these differences are acknowledged when assessing risks and deciding suitable solutions, there is a greater chance of ensuring that the health, safety and welfare of all workers is protected. Women's health and safety at work sets out the hidden hazards of women’s work and explains why taking a gender-sensitive approach to occupational safety and health is important.[More ...]

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June 2018
Disciplinary and grievance procedures - a guide for union reps
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This LRD booklet provides practical advice and support for union reps or members who are facing a disciplinary or considering whether to lodge a grievance at work. The work of union reps in advising and representing members in formal hearings has never been more important and can positively affect the outcome of proceedings for members facing dismissal or other sanctions. Union reps also play an important wider role, making sure employers follow policies openly, consistently and fairly, and helping to develop improvements when the disciplinary or grievance process highlights problems.[More ...]

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March 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation - a practical guide for trade unionists
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) updates data protection laws to reflect rapid advances in technology and the growth of the digital economy. The new law introduces important changes to how personal data can be used and organisations will have new responsibilities and duties to fulfil. This LRD booklet explains the main provisions of the GDPR that are relevant to trade unions, setting out the legal framework and providing step-by-step guidance for trade union reps on how to comply with the data protection laws.[More ...]

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February 2018
Tackling sexual harassment at work - a guide for union reps
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Dealing with sexual harassment cases can be amongst the most challenging tasks asked of a union rep. Unions can help to create working environments where there is a zero-tolerance attitude to sexual harassment, and ensure that good workplace policies and procedures are in place. This LRD booklet gives step-by-step guidance looking at how reps can help members deal with sexual harassment, including making and handling complaints, as well as ensuring that procedures are fair to all concerned.[More ...]

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January 2018
Case law at work - 14th edition
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This is the 14th edition of Case Law at Work, the LRD’s key source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]

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October 2017
Drug and alcohol policies at work - a guide for union reps
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Union reps need to understand the issues relating to drugs and alcohol at work, particularly as many employers with drug and alcohol policies will use them in disciplinary cases against individual workers. This new guide provides reps and negotiators with positive and effective examples of union action and intervention, using the law and good practice. It explains the law together with government guidance on drugs and alcohol at work and examines employers’ policies, especially around disciplinary procedures and testing, as well as looking at rehabilitation and support for affected workers.[More ...]

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September 2017
Taking industrial action - a legal guide
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UK laws on industrial action were already some of the most restrictive in the developed world before the draconian Trade Union Act 2016 came into force. On 1 March 2017 that Act, described by the TUC as “the most serious attack on the rights of trade unions and their members in a generation”, introduced an extra layer of restrictions on balloting, notice and picketing. This booklet aims to help union reps and negotiators understand the restrictions, navigate them and discover what they can do within those confines. It also looks at other types of action unions are taking to meet their objectives in helping members improve their pay and conditions when a dispute arises.[More ...]

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August 2017
Time off for trade union duties and activities - a guide to facility time
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Union facility time is vital if union reps are to support their members effectively. But it has faced consistent government attack over the past seven years. The Trade Union Act 2016 contains even more restrictions, albeit currently targeting only public sector facility time. This fully updated booklet explains the legal rights of each category of workplace rep, with cases and examples throughout, as well as the new legal reporting duties placed on public sector employers. It includes best practice examples of negotiated agreements and illustrates some of the practical steps being taken by unions and their reps to best protect these rights, now and for the future. [More ...]

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March 2017
Promoting race equality at work - a union rep's guide
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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people continue to face significant barriers at work. They are more likely to be unemployed than white people and less likely to be employed in good, permanent jobs, and they are often also subject to racist abuse and harassment. The massive drop in claims due to the introduction of tribunal fees and a rise in hate crimes makes it more important than ever for union reps to take up race equality issues in the workplace. Written from a trade union perspective, this booklet sets out important legal developments in this area. It also explains how to negotiate agreements to reduce inequality and promote diversity, together with practical examples of how unions are combatting racial harassment, bullying and abuse. [More ...]

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February 2017
Protecting workers from violence and abuse - a union rep's guide
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The UK has some of the highest levels of work-related violence in Europe and while the workers most at risk are those in contact with people from outside their organisation, violence and abuse can happen in any workplace. Union reps and safety reps have a key role to play in ensuring that employers provide suitable levels of protection for their workers. This LRD booklet provides practical guidance on how to prevent or reduce work-related violence and abuse, as well as giving advice on what action to take when it does occur. Crucially, it explains how reps can use the law to persuade employers to take action to prevent violence at work. This booklet also provides practical examples showing how unions and reps across a range of sectors and in a variety of workplaces have tackled workplace violence and abuse.[More ...]

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January 2017
Case law at work - 13th edition
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This is the 13th edition of Case Law at Work, the LRD’s key source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]

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December 2016
Performance management and capability procedures - a guide for union reps and negotiators
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Punitive and dysfunctional performance management systems and capability processes top the workplace agenda for a growing number of union reps. Low morale, raised levels of mental ill-health, distress and discriminatory outcomes are just some of the effects experienced by workers. In addition, where performance is linked to pay, these systems undermine collective bargaining and pay transparency, and stand in the way of decent pay for all workers. This booklet from the LRD highlights a range of successful campaign tactics being used by unions that are having a positive impact across a variety of workplaces. It also contains practical guidance to help reps support individual members, either during the informal stages of the appraisal process or at the formal capability stage, where a member faces possible dismissal.[More ...]

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November 2016
Using information and consultation rights - a union rep's guide
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The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations have been in force for more than 10 years. They potentially give reps rights to be informed and consulted on a range of key issues. Initially unions often chose not take up these rights, fearing their position could be undermined. However, there are now signs that opinions are changing, with unions recognising that the regulations can be used successfully to extend union influence and build union organisation. The regulations offer a lot of flexibility, but they are also complex. This booklet guides union reps through them step by step, explaining the possible pitfalls on the way. It is illustrated throughout with cases from the enforcement bodies. Even if reps decide not to use the regulations themselves, they still need to know how they work, as employers can also trigger the process.[More ...]

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October 2016
Stress and mental health at work - a guide for trade union reps
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Stress is one of the main factors causing work-related ill-health. A growing number of union reps are voicing their concerns as low pay, job insecurity, precarious forms of employment and huge job cuts have left many struggling to cope. Union reps and safety reps have a key role to play in ensuring that employers take their responsibilities for tackling work-related stress and mental health issues seriously. This booklet aims to provide reps with information, advice and guidance written from a trade union perspective, together with practical examples showing how unions and reps have tackled work-related stress across a range of industrial and service sectors and in a variety of workplaces.[More ...]

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September 2016
Supporting pregnant workers - a union reps guide
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Despite the existence of legislation protecting pregnant workers from discrimination and providing rights for working parents, 54,000 pregnant women and new mothers are forced out of their jobs each year. Many thousands more face harassment, reduced income levels and loss of prospects. Unions are instrumental in supporting pregnant workers and pushing for better workplace culture and policies in this area. This LRD booklet aims to help union reps by explaining the law against pregnancy discrimination and how it is applied, setting out the pay and leave rights of working parents and providing guidance on collective action in the workplace to improve the situation for all pregnant workers and returning mothers.[More ...]

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May 2016
Social media at work - a practical guide for trade union reps
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Social media has seen a meteoric rise in its use over the last few years. This rapid growth has created new opportunities for reps to reach out to members, but it has also expanded the scope for members to find themselves in trouble at work. This LRD booklet gives reps guidance on how to inform members of the risks associated with social media usage; explains how to draw up a social media policy and how to respond to cyberbullying. Crucially, it explains how to represent members in social media disciplinaries and looks at the approach taken by employment tribunals in their latest rulings. Finally it looks at how unions have been successfully harnessing the power of social networking to reach out to their memberships and the wider public.[More ...]

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January 2016
Case law at work - 12th edition
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This is the 12th edition of Case Law at Work, the Labour Research Department’s unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear and concise summaries of employment tribunal cases and updates of important cases decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, many of which are not included in other legal guides.[More ...]

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August 2015
Working from home - a negotiator's guide for trade union reps
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Homeworking is on the increase and the new legal right to ask to work from home is likely to fuel further demand. However, it remains a contentious issue for many employers who fear they will lose control of their staff. Also, without proper support homeworkers may feel cut off and isolated. This LRD guide looks at how trade unions can play a key role in establishing successful homeworking arrangements that benefit both the worker and the employer.[More ...]

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February 2015
Pay: getting it right - bargaining information for union reps
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While trade unions have stepped up campaigns and collective action to secure pay rises over the last year, in some cases union representatives face the challenge of simply ensuring that workers receive what they should be entitled to from their employers. This booklet provides trade union members and reps with the key information they need when dealing with pay-related issues, whether enforcing statutory rights or negotiating pay increases.[More ...]

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January 2015
Case law at work - 11th edition
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This is the 11th edition of Case Law at Work, the Labour Research Department's unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear and concise summaries of employment tribunal cases and updates of important cases decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]

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November 2014
Unfair dismissal - a legal guide for union reps
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Unfair dismissal legislation has been a main target of the coalition government’s ongoing attack on employment rights. This means that union and employee representatives need to have a good grasp of the current law on dismissal and their members’ rights to job protection. This legal guide is fully updated and looks in detail at new developments affecting unfair dismissal, including the extension of the qualifying period for claims, rule changes meaning that the majority of unfair dismissal claims are heard by a judge sitting alone, the introduction of Acas Early Conciliation, cuts to compensation awards and the impact of “protected conversations”. This LRD guide will help union members, reps and full-time officers to understand how the law operates and what the different types of dismissal are.[More ...]

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October 2014
Leave and pay for working parents - a guide for trade union reps
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The Children and Families Act 2014, has introduced improved rights for working parents. The new changes include the right to request flexible working for all employees, shared parental leave, entitlement for partners to take time off for up to two antenatal appointments, and adoption leave for individuals and couples intending to adopt. This Labour Research Department guide to leave and pay for working parents explains the new legal rights and provides examples of negotiated agreements to assist reps in bargaining for further improvements. Also covered are maternity rights, paternity leave, surrogacy leave and pay, parental leave, time off for dependants, the health and safety of new and expectant mothers, breastfeeding, leave for fertility treatment and time off for family emergencies.[More ...]

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August 2014
Casualisation at work - a guide for trade union reps
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The aftermath of the recession in the UK has seen a deep, fundamental structural labour market shift, with growing levels of involuntary casualisation firmly linked to low pay, low skills, minimal training, stunted career development and poor prospects. This LRD booklet, aimed at trade union reps and members, looks in detail at the main forms of casualisation that have developed over the last six years and the actions being taken by trade unions to fight back. It covers the use of payroll companies, false self-employment, the spread of umbrella companies and personal service companies, the growth of zero hours contracts and agency working, as well as detailing workers‘ basic statutory rights.[More ...]

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July 2014
Workplace pensions - a guide for trade union reps
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The coalition government’s radical shake up of both workplace and state pensions is continuing at a startling pace, raising new issues for trade unions wishing to both advise members and represent them in the governance and administration of their pension funds. This Labour Research Department pensions guide examines the new framework of retirement pensions that is being created and the implications of the proposed changes for occupational pensions, private pensions and the State Pension.[More ...]

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January 2014
Case law at work - 10th edition
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This is the tenth edition of Case Law at Work, the LRD's unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear and concise summaries of employment tribunal cases and updates of important cases decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]

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November 2013
Promoting equality for disabled workers - a guide for trade union reps
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Trade unions play a key role in protecting and safeguarding the rights of disabled workers. This means union reps dealing with disability at work need to know the relevant equality law to ensure that disabled people get fair access to work opportunities and are able to achieve long and successful working careers. This booklet provides union reps and negotiators with practical guidance to help protect disabled people in the workplace and to recognise and deal with disability discrimination. It looks at examples of trade union action dealing with disability at work and up-to-date case law is used throughout to illustrate specific circumstances.[More ...]

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September 2013
Contracts of employment - a guide to using the law for union reps
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Relentless coalition government assaults on employment rights mean there has not been a more important time in recent years to be an active trade unionist. The aim of this legal guide is to help trade union reps protect their members from attacks on their terms and conditions by explaining the key features of employment contract law in a clear way. The booklet equips reps with enough knowledge of the rules and key issues, including recent important legal cases, to enable them to identify a contract breach, to challenge changes to contract terms, and to understand their legal rights if change is imposed. [More ...]

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July 2013
Representing older workers - a guide for trade union negotiators
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With the removal of a compulsory retirement age, reduced pension benefits and a longer wait for a State Pension, many older workers will want to, or be compelled to, remain in work for longer. Increasingly, trade unions will need to ensure that the employment available to older workers offers decent pay and conditions with access to training, promotion and career development, and that these workers are not discriminated against because of their age. This LRD Booklet explains the law on age discrimination and retirement, and provides guidance on best practice on the employment of older workers using practical examples and case studies throughout.[More ...]

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April 2013
Working Time Regulations - Application and enforcement
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This guide looks looks in detail at the application and enforcement of the Working Time Regulations in the UK. As well as explaining the overall requirements of the regulations and how they have been amended and extended in a number of important ways, the booklet looks at the common issues relating to working time that union reps may have to deal with, including: what and who the regulations apply to; how they limit weekly working time; how they regulate night and shift work; and what they provide for in the way of breaks, rest periods and annual leave. Case law examples and case studies are used throughout to highlight significant developments and workplace agreements.[More ...]

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January 2013
Case law at work - 9th edition
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This is the ninth edition of Case law at work, the LRD's unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides.[More ...]

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May 2012
Preventing injury at work - a union reps' guide to musculoskeletal disorders
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Back pain, RSI and other upper and lower limb disorders, known collectively as muskuloskeletal disorders (MSDs), continue to account for the highest number of injuries reported to the Health and Safety Executive. This booklet gives union reps and workers the information they need to ensure that employers take action to prevent MSDs, as well as how to support workers who may develop MSDs.[More ...]

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April 2012
Safety, health and equality at work - a practical guide for trade unionists
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Union reps need to be aware of the connections between safety, health and equality to ensure equal access to health and safety at work for all workers. This booklet contains examples of model policies, checklists and information on other measures covering health and safety in relation to gender, black and minority ethnic (BME) and migrant workers, disabled and older and younger workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers.[More ...]

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January 2012
Case law at work - 8th edition
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This is the eighth edition of Case law at work, the LRD's unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides. It is published as a companion to our annual best-seller Law at work.[More ...]

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December 2011
Using financial information - a practical guide for trade unionists
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Trade unionists in both the private and public sectors need to be well informed about the finances and structures of the company or organisation they work for in order to strengthen their negotiating position. This practical guide explains the presentation of figures in annual reports and accounts and highlights the sections that trade unionists should look at most carefully in order to bargain more effectively.[More ...]

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November 2011
Workplace pensions reform - a practical guide to auto-enrolment
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This practical guide examines the different kinds of pension scheme that employers may have and how they qualify for use in auto-enrolment, particularly the defined contribution (DC) type likely to become more widespread, and the government-backed NEST scheme. It concludes by looking at what safeguards are available for workers and union members under auto-enrolment.[More ...]

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October 2011
Agency Workers Regulations - a legal guide
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This new Labour Research Department guide informs trade unionists about the changes arising from the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations from October 2011. It is designed to explain the regulations in a clear and comprehensible manner and uses case law examples throughout to illustrate particular situations.[More ...]

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April 2011
Safety reps in action
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Safety reps are as relevant today as they have ever been. They are tackling established hazards such as asbestos and newer ones like stress, bullying and harassment and repetitive strain injury. This booklet is a manual of up-to-date workplace examples and case studies that can be borrowed from, copied and built on to help reps create safer and healthier working environments. [More ...]

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January 2011
Case law at work - 7th edition
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This is the seventh edition of Case law at work, the LRD's unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides. It is published as a companion to our annual best-seller Law at work.[More ...]

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April 2010
Hazardous substances - a guide for safety reps
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Millions of workers come into contact with hazardous substances in the workplace. This booklet gives examples of the kind of action being taken to tackle hazardous substances at work, and details the relevant health and safety law. It explains in a clear and concise way where hazardous substances can arise and how exposure can be prevented or controlled.[More ...]

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January 2010
Case law at work - 6th edition
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This is the sixth edition of Case law at work, the LRD's unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides. It is published as a companion to our annual best-seller Law at work</i>.[More ...]

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December 2007
Young workers - a guide for union reps
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The outlook for young people going into the labour market is changing rapidly. This booklet looks at government plans to increase apprenticeships and vocational training, the legal rights and pay and conditions of young workers and how unions are stepping up their organising and recruitment of young workers, including working students. [More ...]

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