Voice of the Employee

Sick employee1

No such thing as a proper break: Employees are addicted to being busy

Employees are no longer utilising their daily breaks during the working day to wind down and take time out, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 British adults published by ElectricTobacconist.co.uk as part of the Take a Break Report 2017, revealed that almost 1 in 3 (30%) Brits take a short break at least […]


Ryanair U turn complete as the airline recognises pilots union for the first time

Ryanair has agreed to recognise a union to represent its 600 UK-based pilots for the first time. The Irish airline had previously refused to recognise the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa). However, Ryanair said last month it was prepared to recognise pilot unions in a bid to avert strikes over Christmas. Balpa general secretary Brian Strutton said […]

81952934 - three bored entrepreneurs waiting for a new project at office

Three in ten so called front-line employees never feel enthusiastic about their work

New research conducted by employee services provider Personal Group has revealed that almost half of UK workers are unhappy at their job, while 30% of front-line employees never feel enthusiastic about work. The research uncovers some concerning statistics, including that 35% of workers would be happier with greater recognition in the workplace. However, the survey has also shown […]


Google accused of discriminating against conservative white men in new class action

Google has been accused of discriminating against conservative white men in a class action lawsuit filed by two former engineers. The duo say they want to represent all staff discriminated against due to their “perceived conservative political views, male gender and Caucasian race”. James Damore, fired last year over a controversial memo, is behind the […]

43260446 - varna, bulgaria - may 25, 2015: uber application startup page on the apple iphone 5s display in female hand. blurred street view with car and flare sun light on the background.

Uber drivers working excessive hours are a danger to public safety says union

Uber drivers work “excessive hours”, making the taxi app service a danger to public safety, a union has warned. The GMB Union told Westminster Magistrates’ Court it had evidence that Uber “encourages and incentivises” its drivers to work long hours. The hearing will determine whether the union can take part in the taxi app’s battle […]

26273938 - football or soccer ball at the kickoff of a game with sunset

Three football clubs named and shamed for underpaying workers

Three Scottish football clubs have been “named and shamed” for underpaying staff. Motherwell, Greenock Morton and Falkirk were on a list of employers not paying the minimum wage. A list of 28 employers breaching pay rules in Scotland was released by the UK government as part of its campaign to force employers to pay workers […]