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Useful websites for work-related issues

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by belboid, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Right been meaning to do this for a while, so I'll finally get round to it.

    Below is a list of useful links to sites employment related sites. From 'our' side obviously, if you want some info for bosses - go pay some bugger for it, that's capitalism for ya. Links have been carefully selected on the basis that I find them useful, and on what are the questions I've seen crop up here most often.

    Which union should I join?

    Complete llist of TUC affiliated unions

    IWW - the only non-TUC union it's okay to join Acceptable, but probably pointless, to be honest.

    Worksmart wide variety of TU info, law, holidays, health & safety etc

    Labour Net - more UK version of the below

    LabourStart - where Trades Unionists start there day on the net!

    Overpayment of Wages (can't find one easy site to answer this at the mo - but all the info you need is here I think)

    Rights your are entitled to from Day 1 of employment

    Calendar of additional rights for employee's

    Union Reps (available to all TU members) - discussion boards and other info, links etc.

    Health & Safety Executive to find out what you can legally walk out over without a strike ballot!

    ACAS, the bloody liberals

    National Association of CAB's - if you're dumb enough not to be a union member)

    Employment Regulationss - from the DTI

    Commission for Racial Equality

    Equal Opportunities Commission

    Disability Rights Commission

    Croners - bosses HR site, useful to know things from their side sometimes

    Thompsons Solicitors K's largest specialist trade union and personal injury firm

    I may add a few more in here as we go along. If you know of owt else please add them in (unless they're links to the 'industrial reports' of certain left-wing papers, they're better covered by LabourNet already thank you :) )

    (n ta for the sticky FM)
     
  2. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

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  4. J77

    J77 residing

  5. dead dead good

    dead dead good Das Hokey Cokey

    Personnel Today - site mainly for HR type people but has a decent section on employment law & a library of recent cases in that field.
     
  6. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

  7. J77

    J77 residing

  8. Derian

    Derian New Member

    Data Protection and a quick link to individual rights

    Info on civil partnership The Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into effect 5 December 2005. The first ceremonies for same sex couples can take place from 21 December 2005.

    Employer guide to gender reassignment The Gender Recognition Act 2004 came into effect 4 April 2005. The Act provides transsexuals with the means to obtain legal protection of their acquired gender. The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 has been amended to increase protection for employees for less favourable treatment should they intend to, are, or have undergone gender reassignment.

    Age discrimination - summary of the final consultation New legislation on age discrimination will come into effect 1 October 2006. This is the final summary consultation document and is useful as an overview of the proposed legislation. Consultation closed on 17 October and any necessary revisions to the draft regulations will be completed prior to going before Parliament for approval in the new year.

    Disability Discrimination Act 2005 includes:
    • extension of 'progressive' conditions of HIV, MS and cancer within the scope of the legislation - came into effect 5 December 2005
    • removal of the 'clinically well recognised' requirement for those with mental illnesses, ensuring further protection - came into effect 5 December 2005
    • new positive duty on public bodies to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people and extension of law to functions of public bodies (comes into effect 4 December 2006)
    Factsheets about how the new disability legislation may affect you.
     
  9. j.w. Gilmore

    j.w. Gilmore New Member

    Work Related Issues

    This is website with information on how to deal with your job if it sucks, which most of them do, through the use of practical spirituality techniques to relieve stress. The Practical Spirituality Journal is free and is updated every week.

    REMOVED
     
  10. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Stop spamming your website here. You get one warning, seeing as how you seem to make posts that aren't spam as well.
     
  11. Cadmus

    Cadmus SINsational

    Europass - standard EU CV template

    When looking for jobs these days many people forget that the job market is much wider now and includes the whole of EU. If that's your thing, here's a useful link.

    Europass is the replacement of the European CV project which had the objective of creating a standard CV template for EU job applicants to increase worker mobility. 'The Europass CV enables you to make your skills and qualifications visible' by using an online or offline template which is a standard in the EU. You can also save your CV in XML and update it thru the website when necessary.

    Europass CV can be accompanied with a Europass Language Passport.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    www.learndirect-advice.co.uk for free advice on education, training, careers, courses etc. you can also phone them free on 0800 100 900
     
  13. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    New TUPE regs are out - nothing spectacular, but an important clarification over 'service provision changes' (i.e. first and subsequent generation contracting-out, and contracting-in) which are now definitely covered by TUPE, when there is an organised grouping of employees whose principal purpose is to carry out the contracted-out activities.

    http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2006/20060246.htm
     
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  14. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I am afraid that the Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights (LAGER) organisation closed down a while ago, through lack of funding. Can I suggest you delete it from your opening post?

    I would also suggest that you add Thompsons Solicitors to the list. They are a firm of employment lawyers, based at Congress House, who only work for trade unions, and their website has links to lots of legal advice which is useful both to union reps but also to individuals.
     
  15. Derian

    Derian New Member

    Overnight, ACAS published its guidance booklet on age discrimination. The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 are due to come into effect on 1 October this year.

    You can download the booklet from the link below. Note that it's a 32 page PDF file.


    ACAS guidance booklet 'Age and the Workplace'
     
  16. Derian

    Derian New Member

  17. murphy54

    murphy54 New Member

    this is a great list for certain..good job
     
  18. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    draft smoking regs

    Fancy a cigarette? It'll cost you £50...

    The draft Smoke-Free (General Provisions) Regulations have been published for consultation by the Department of Health. The consultation period expires on 9th October 2006.

    In a nutshell...

    * all work premises are to be 'smoke-free' if enclosed or "substantially enclosed" - defined as meaning premises with a ceiling unless more than 50% of the 'wall' area is open to outside.

    * all employers (or, more accuately, occupiers of the premises) must display a prominent 'No Smoking' sign. The sign must be of at least A5 size and contain the 'No Smoking' logo, together with the words "No Smoking. It is against the law to smoke in these premises except in a designated room."

    * company cars are deemed to be entirely non-smoking if they might be used by more than one person, unless it is a convertible car and the roof is open

    * there is an exemption for bedrooms in residential accommodation

    * there is no exemption allowing employers to have designated 'smoking rooms'

    * an employer who fails to display a prominent 'No Smoking' sign is subject to a fixed penalty of £200 (discounted to £150 if paid within 15 days). If unpaid (or the fixed penalty notice is challenged), a fine of up to £1,000 (and a criminal record) may be levied

    * an employee (or visitor) who is caught smoking is subject to a fixed penalty of £50 (discounted to £30 if paid within 15 days). If unpaid (or the fixed penalty notice is challenged), a fine of up to £200 (and a criminal record) may be levied

    * an employer who fails to take reasonable steps to prevent smoking (and displaying the 'No Smoking' sign is not enough) is liable to a fine of up to £2,500. There is no fixed penalty alternative.

    Full consultation paper available here
     
  19. poster342002

    poster342002 PROPER leftwing socialist

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  20. Spark

    Spark Well-Known Member

    http://www.pcaw.co.uk/

    A useful site about whistleblowing - particularly if you are thinking of whistleblowing
     
  21. clairefrilly

    clairefrilly New Member

    can someone please suggest a good recruitment agency in brixton.I am fromCorkin Ireland and I ammoving over in April and would like to get started looking for a job .Thanks
     
  22. clairefrilly

    clairefrilly New Member

    can someone please suggest a good recruitment agency in brixton.I am fromCorkin Ireland and I ammoving over in April and would like to get started looking for a job .Thanks

    ps my spacebar is on the brink
     
  23. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    http://inourhands.lsc.gov.uk/ - current TV campaign encouraging people to improve their skills. They will advise you on courses, careers, qualifications, funding etc. You can also ring them on 0800 011 30 30.

    0800 66 0800 or click here to improve your basic skills, literacy , language or numeracy
     
  24. Mortlake

    Mortlake New Member

    employees web site

    I'm not allowed to post links to a certain site because nutters follow me around and say it is commercial spam and they are whiter-than-white trades union activists with no other point to make, but anyway I hope you find it.

    It is a simple page of info about how to find DIY employment law if you union lets you down.

    There is a section for signing-up to a proposed legal insurance scheme to back-up any trades union membership you have.

    And there is a section on why trades unions do sometimes go funny when you need their help.

    John
     
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    5t3IIa Registered User

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    see for comparison:

    http://andrewbibby.com/reckoner.html

    Ready reckoner - work back from a salary to the hourly rate that costs the client just as much.

    Includes all the costs that the client saves by engaging a freelance.

    Results are eye-watering.
     
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  27. revosoc

    revosoc New Member

    Advice sites for claimants

    Advice sites for claimants.

    Despite a fair bit of searching I've not yet found an authoritative source of information for claimants that is written by claimants. There are some sites but most haven’t been updated for years.

    About the best existing site is Nottingham Claimants Action at http://www.geocities.com/ncajsa/ (which was last modified in March 2008). But it isn’t very good - the organisation no longer meets and the site is mainly a list of links, a lot now dead.

    There are some reasonable ‘official’ sites -

    - The Child Poverty Action Group publishes various guides but they all appear to be just sold and at commercial (i.e. expensive) rates. They do have a useful list of links. http://www.cpag.org.uk/

    - The CABx has a useful site at http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/life/benefits.htm

    - There is a ‘welfare rights website for advice workers’ at www.rightsnet.org.uk

    - And an organisation called the Advice Services Alliance (a network of advice centres) has some good, but limited advice at http://www.advicenow.org.uk/adviceno...with-benefits/

    There is also the Disability Alliance website http://www.disabilityalliance.org/benefits.htm which has a list of concise material on welfare benefits, tax credits, and related issues. And youreable http://www.youreable.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=1 can be a good source of peer support.

    The above six are all useful but are too 'straight'. They're written from a neutral, not a claimants’, point of view.

    There’s also a commercial organisation called www.benefitsandwork.co.uk which does get some links from claimant websites but it costs £19 per annum to access their stuff.
     
  28. clint999

    clint999 Banned Banned

    I'm not allowed to post links to a certain site because nutters follow me around and say it is commercial spam and they are whiter-than-white trades union activists with no other point to make, but anyway I hope you find it.

    It is a simple page of info about how to find DIY employment law if you union lets you down.

    There is a section for signing-up to a proposed legal insurance scheme to back-up any trades union membership you have.

    And there is a section on why trades unions do sometimes go funny when you need their help.

    John
     
  29. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Not you again!

    Good grief. Give it up, will you? :D
     
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    narcodollars avoid eye contact.

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