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  • TUC calls on the British Prime Minister to safeguard workers’ rights beyond Brexit

    TUC has called on the government to ensure that the current rights of workers in the UK are protected and continue to apply when the UK ceases to be a member of the European Union. Taken directly from the TUC’s website: 100 days after the vote to leave the EU, the TUC is today (Friday) calling on Theresa May to assure working people she will protect their rights that are currently guaranteed by the EU, …

    October 1, 2016 – Saturday
  • Syndex UK providing support for EWCs

    More than 20 European Works Councils, governed by British law, are benefiting from our expertise and support. The interests of the workforce within major multinational companies, many of which are household names, are today better represented by worker representatives carrying out their legal duties as members of EWCs. The pace of evolution in this area of employment relations is testament to their commitment and the support provided by their trade unions and Syndex. As more …

    October 17, 2014 – Friday
  • Training is essential for effective EWCs

    It is easy to forgive EWC Members for paying insufficient attention to their own personal development. After all, most have a full time job and the majority of them are also active trade union representatives. So overlooking the benefits of training, and the accompanying legal rights, is only all too easy for those representing the workforce and a real challenge for Syndex. Syndex provides training tailored to the needs of EWC Members, not management – …

    October 11, 2013 – Friday
  • NEF

    New report throws doubt over coalition claims

    The New Economics Foundation’s latest data casts doubt over claims by the UK Government of a recovery. The data, found here, shows that: Youth unemployment continues to grow, creating serious future structural problems in the UK’s labour market The number of adults in long term unemployment is expanding, driving inequality and creating pressure on community cohesion Income levels for British workers remain stagnant, holding down consumer confidence and threatening any long term economic recovery

  • Syndex provides Expertise to Ingersoll Rand EWC

    On 4th September Syndex presented its analysis of the proposed spin off to the EWC.  The company announced earlier this year that it wanted to spin off its Security Division to create a new company, owned by IR. The report by Syndex provided the IR EWC members with sufficient information to enable the body to formulate an Opinion on the proposal.

  • Changes within the British ER system?

    As a result of the changes to British employment law in 2010 workers are now more prepared to use their right to be involved in big decisions that affect them and their colleagues at work.  Very often, the token response from employers to the request of worker representatives for providing decent information and consultation provisions, so that workers can influence decisions that affect them, is that there was no demand for such measures.  But the …

    February 23, 2013 – Saturday
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    Syndex UK supports the work of European finance unions at London conference.

    In London this week, over 60 finance trade union representatives met to discuss the impact of the crisis on collective bargaining and the continued attempts by employers to exploit the insecurity of finance workers by dismissing thousands and then intensifying the work and reducing the terms and conditions for those who remain. Bernadette Fisher, Unite’s Company Co-ordinating Officer for HSBC and with overall responsibility for the project and conference, spoke about the threats posed by …

    October 18, 2012 – Thursday
  • Who Gains from Growth by the Resolution Foundation

    Middle to low earners set to lose out in the coming years says report

    A report, produced for the Resolution Foundation by the Institute of Employment Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, shows that the living standards for the low and middle income households in the UK will be at a lower level by 2020 than they were a decade earlier.  The ground breaking findings demonstrate that unless the country alters the direction of some of its key policies, only those at the top of the country’s earnings …

    September 24, 2012 – Monday
  • TUC Congress 2012

    TUC Congress demonstrates solidarity among British trade unions

    The collective will of the British trade union movement is often underestimated, and, with union density falling, the ability of UK workers to defend their wages and working conditions is not always obvious.  But as the representatives of British workers departed the sunny shores of Brighton, there was a real sense of determination to work collectively to resist the government’s plans to reduce employment rights and resist further reductions in wages and pensions.  This solidarity …

    September 24, 2012 – Monday
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    Syndex advises easyJet workforce representatives

    Syndex UK has completed an indepth study for the easyJet EWC, following the company’s proposal to close its base in Madrid.  The EWC agreement, negotiated by Unite the Union and governed by the UK Subsidiary requirements, gives the EWC the right to an independent study so that its members are properly prepared for consultation with the company.  Furthermore the easyJet EWC agreement is covered by the recast legislation which places an obligation on employers to pay for such a study. The easyJet case is now the second time that …

    September 11, 2012 – Tuesday