Agency workers are often unaware of their employment rights and are afraid of raising workplace concerns due to fears over job security, according to a new study by Acas.
Edinburgh is the destination of choice in Scotland for people looking to buy their last home for retirement, according to new research from Bank of Scotland.
According to a report recently published by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), in excess of 46,500 Scottish workers and or employers are ‘desperate’ and ‘miserable’ due to unfair working practices - an increase of 5.5% on the previous year.
An Aberdeenshire business has appeared in Peterhead Sheriff Court, where it was fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof.
The UK Government has announced its intention to introduce tough new laws and bulk up existing codes of practice to tackle the issues of late payment and other unfair payment practices.
With the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) having recently clarified the rules concerning the types of companions that workers can bring with them to grievance or disciplinary hearings, following a period of consultation, ACAS has now published a revised draft of the of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.
The EAT judgement in Toal and another -v- GB Oils, which caused ACAS to act, held that workers have the right to be accompanied anyone at Disciplinary and Grievance hearings, provided the accompanying individual falls into one of the categories, which are listed in section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999. Workers, therefore, have the right to be accompanied at such hearings by trade unions officials, certified union representatives and fellow workers.
There was a sluggish trend in new buyer demand and a tail-off in house price growth at the end of last year, according to the latest UK Residential Market Survey from RICS, however there is still an expectation that stamp duty reforms will support market activity.
Lothian Health Board has been fined £40,000 following the death of a pensioner after she was struck by one of its vans as she crossed a clearly marked pedestrian route into Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.