Labour & European Law Review
23 March 2016
The TUC has launched new guidance to help encourage existing union members to become health and safety reps, as well as recruit new members. There are currently about 100,000 union safety reps in UK workplaces who work hard to reduce injuries and ill-health at work. The TUC trains around 10,000 safety reps every year, who focus on finding and resolving potential problems at work.
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) 2006 provide protection for employees when their employment transfers to another employer in certain circumstances. In Mustafa and anor v Trek Highways Services Ltd and ors, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the regulations apply even if the transferor had ceased operations before the transfer occurred.
Section 148 of the Employment Rights Act says that after a four-week layoff employees can issue a notice claiming a redundancy payment from their employer. In Craig v Bob Lindfield & Son Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that it could not imply a contract term stipulating the length of time which might be reasonable in relation to lay off periods and short-term working.