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27th May 2016Employment Tribunal fees are pricing workers out of the justice system
Illustrating the corrosive impact of Tribunal Fees on access to justice, a new report by ACAS shows that 20% of workers admit to withdrawing their case due to record-high up-front costs, and that almost 40% of workers who are entitled to some help in paying the fees would be discouraged from bringing their case if those remissions were unavailable.
26th May 2016Birmingham man receives five-figure pay out after accident at work
A member of Unite the Union from Birmingham has received damages after suffering a crush injury to his hand and the partial amputation of his thumb because he didn't have adequate safety training at work.
26th May 2016Former steel rigger receives compensation for asbestos disease
A Unite member has been compensated after being exposed to asbestos during his career, which resulted in him developing asbestos diseases including diffuse pleural thickening.
25th May 2016MPs warn use of anti-malarial drug should be a ‘last resort’
Defence Committee MPs have warned that an anti-malarial drug issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to British troops should only be used as a 'last resort'.
19th May 2016Lessons must be learnt following inquest into firefighter’s death
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is calling for lessons to be learnt after a jury at the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester on 18 May concluded that Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) firefighter and FBU member Stephen Hunt, 38, from Bury died as a result of unlawful killing.
18th May 2016Factory worker forced to retire early after workplace fall
A former factory worker has received a substantial settlement after an accident at work forced him into early retirement.
16th May 2016Delivery driver suffers crush injury in accident at work
A delivery driver who suffered a crush injury to her hand and arm after she was struck by a lorry has been compensated with the backing of Thompsons Solicitors and Unite Legal Services.
12th May 2016Majority say fraudulent road accident claims are unacceptable – so why punish them?
Car insurance giant Aviva still wants to punish honest motorists, despite their own survey findings
11th May 2016Pedestrian suffers physical and psychological trauma after being struck by a van
A Unite the Union member has been compensated after she was knocked over by a van in a supermarket car park, leaving her with a head injury and ongoing anxiety issues.
9th May 2016Construction ‘blacklisting’ victory sees £10 million pay-out to 256 workers
The biggest 'blacklisting' scandal in UK construction industry history has ended in victory as 256 workers are set to receive more than £10 million in compensation.
5th May 2016International Day of the Midwife 2016: Highlighting the heart of midwifery
The role of midwives across the globe is recognised today (05 May) on the 24th anniversary of the International Day of the Midwife.
3rd May 2016Avoiding holiday mishaps: What steps should I take to stay safe abroad?
Things all holiday makers should consider before venturing abroad