Theatr Ardudwy reopened after health and safety concerns

The theatre was forced to close its doors to the public in early October amid health and safety fears   Theatr Ardudwy, in Harlech, Gwynedd, north-west Wales, reopened its doors to the public on Friday, October 28, after being forced to close earlier in the month due to concerns over health and safety. The managers […]

Employment tribunal winners not seeing money they’re awarded

A third of claimants who win their case at an employment tribunal never see any of the money awarded to them   Thousands of employees who’ve won their claim at an employment tribunal, have not yet seen the money they were awarded in compensation. The UK government maintains that the problem is being looked into […]

Thanet Council admits health and safety breaches over ‘white finger’ syndrome

The council pleads guilty to two out of four charges over health and safety failings amongst workers   Thanet District Council has admitted at Canterbury Crown Court this week, that they failed to adhere to health and safety regulations over ‘white finger’ syndrome. The council pleaded guilty to two of four charges which involved a […]

Review of employment law ordered by Theresa May

Theresa May to review existing employment law to make sure workers’ rights continue to be protected amidst new changes Theresa May has ordered a review of our current employment law, in order to ensure that workers’ rights continue to be protected amidst new changes in the way businesses in the UK are run. In a […]

Number one health and safety concern in the workplace is stress

A study by the TUC reveals that stress in the wokplace has now reached record levels and is cause for health and safety concern The TUC have carried out a new survey into stress in the workplace and have found that a new way of dealing with mental health issues is needed, as stress in the […]

Contracts at Asos warehouse deemed ‘exploitative’ and could breach employment laws

XPO Logistics, who run the warehouse at Grimethorpe for Asos, claim they are “fully compliant with employment law” Head of the Commons Business Committee, MP Iain Wright, has said that Asos’s work contracts at their warehouse, were ‘exploitative’ and needed to be tested in court, to see whether they were breaching employment laws. Mr Wright […]

Popular firework display cancelled over health and safety concerns

29 year-old village event cancelled after insurance firm raises health and safety issues An annual bonfire night and fireworks display, which has been traditionally held at the same place for the past twenty-nine years, has been cancelled for the first time ever, over health and safety concerns raised by an insurance firm, who say that […]

Row over employment practices at Coventry University

The University and College Union (UCU) says the university is denying their staff a “union voice” In a row over employment practices at the award-winning Coventry University, the UCU has accused them of using comparable tactics to the sports-goods retailer, Sports Direct. (UCU), The University and College Union, have accused the university of adopting “shameful […]

Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions fined £5m over health and safety failings

Fine comes after admitting health and safety breaches concerning Smiler rollercoaster crash The operators of Alton Towers, Merlin Attractions, have been fined £5m, after admitting health and safety failings, following the Smiler rollercoaster crash last year, which left sixteen people injured. Leah Washington, who was seventeen at the time and Vicky Balch, then aged nineteen, […]

Public sector employees suspended on full pay cost taxpayers £46m

During the past three years, over 5,000 public sector employees have been suspended on full pay AND the true figure could be more! According to a recent investigation, over the last three years, around £46 million of taxpayer’s money has been spent on public sector employees who have been suspended on full pay. ITV’s Tonight […]

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