Monthly Archives: May 2012

No 5 Chambers Dragonboat

On 16th June 2012, the Dragonboat crew from No 5 Chambers will be taking to the water in Brindley Place to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. BCH provides year round support for some of the region’s most poorly children. … Continue reading

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WMP ACPO Selling hardworking staff.

Briefing for MPs Home Affairs Select Committee Introduction Unite and Unison represent Police staff. We are frankly aghast that there is a serious discussion taking place about privatising our police force less than a year after the Home Secretary tasked … Continue reading

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The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has, this afternoon, been laid before parliament.

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has, this afternoon, been laid before parliament. Quite separate from the Adrian Beecroft proposals which have been in the news this week, this new Bill provides for:- a mandatory period of Acas conciliation before … Continue reading

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UK Government seeks to reduce equality burden on employers.

The UK Government has today launched consultations on measures intended to reduce what it sees as unnecessary bureaucracy for employers created by the Equality Act 2010. The proposed measures are: • Repealing the third party harassment provisions which potentially make … Continue reading

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Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2012] UKSC

2.2. Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2012] UKSC Mr Homer worked as a legal adviser for the Police National Legal Database. The PNLD had difficulty attracting suitably qualified staff because of comparatively low pay and no career … Continue reading

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Express and Star

A POLICE inspector is at the centre of a force investigation after being accused of making racist comments. The West Midlands officer, who has not been named, has been moved to other duties while the allegations are looked into. It … Continue reading

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ETC Claims

ETClaims: The mystery witness The mystery witness Posted: 11 May 2012 03:06 AM PDT Sometimes employers will dismiss on the strength of information from someone they are not prepared to identify – let’s call him or her X. What can … Continue reading

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Shop stewards network

400,000 public sector workers across the country demonstrated once again on May 10th that the mass campaign against pension cuts is still very much alive. The “regulars” like the PCS, NIPSA and UCU were joined this time by Unite workers … Continue reading

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