Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ever been an agency worker? Take part in our Secretary’s trade union research

Our Secretary Louise Haigh is currently doing a Masters in Law at Birbeck University on the vulnerability of agency workers in UK employment law and their experiences with trade unions. If you’ve ever been an agency worker she’d be grateful if you’d take a couple of minutes to complete this short survey. An article she has written for the Unite Scotland website is reposted below to explain why she is conducting the research: … Continue reading

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Have your say in branch’s written submission to Commons inquiry on IPSA

The Adam Afriyie-led Committee on Members’ Expenses is to review the operation of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, which established IPSA. The branch will be submitting a response on behalf of our members who have been affected by the Act. Please forward your comments and evidence to by Monday 29 August. In particular the committee will consider how to ensure: value for money for taxpayers accountability public confidence in … Continue reading

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Call for MPs’ interns to participate in evidence-gathering session by the Low Pay Commission

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is conducting an evidence-gathering session 3-4pm Friday 9 September to hear about the experiences of current interns. The Trades Union Congress will be hosting the event at Congress House on Great Russell Street in Central London. Please note, the session may extend until about 4:30pm. With the Government currently considering new guidance on unpaid work and the National Minimum Wage, and planning to instruct HMRC … Continue reading

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