Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for September 2016 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 16 November 2016.
The Welsh Government consults on the ban on employing agency workers to cover for striking workers.
The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.
A group of senior medical professionals has condemned the latest series of strikes proposed by junior doctors.
As Southern Railway cuts 350 trains from its timetable due to staff sickness, we examine what options employers have where they suspect absent employees are taking part in unofficial industrial action.
Look out for this week's podcast, where we will provide a mid-year update of the latest developments in employment law, including Brexit, the Trade Union Act, gender pay gap reporting and public-sector exit payments.
The CEO of Southern Railway has blamed train cancellations and overcrowded trains on unofficial industrial action. With 350 trains set to be axed from the timetable, Tom Kerr-Williams looks at the difficult choices facing employers when there is a spike in sickness absence during a dispute with workers.
The Trade Union Act may have been watered down from what was originally envisaged when the Tories won the general election but employers could nevertheless face an increase in alternative forms of pressure, warn Andrew Taggart and Anna Henderson.
With the Trade Union Bill now an Act of Parliament, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the changes to the new rules on ballots for industrial action since the original proposals. He also explains why we may not see the promised review of electronic balloting as soon as we think.
Consultant editor Darren Newman compares the provisions in the Trade Union Act 2016 with those in the original Bill. He also explains why the timescale for a review of electronic balloting set out in the Act may be more fluid than it first appears.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to industrial disputes.