Voice of the Employee

The importance of inclusion and diversity to the workplace

By 2025, millennials (generation Y) will make up approximately 75% of the worldwide, occupying a growing number of leadership roles in the workplace. 74% of this generation also believe that their workplace is more innovative when the culture is more inclusive. With diversity and inclusion continuing to be of importance to employees, becoming key reasons […]

Illegal work practices ‘far too common’ says Think Tank study

About one in 20 workers does not get paid holidays, while one in 10 does not get a payslip, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation think tank. It found workers over the age of 65 are most likely to not have paid holidays, despite a legal entitlement to 28 days a year, or […]

BA Strike Continues

British Airways has rejected a last-ditch proposal from pilots’ union Balpa to re-start negotiations aimed at averting strike action. BA pilots are due to strike on Monday and Tuesday over a pay offer they say is too low. Balpa said it would call off the strike if BA would discuss a new proposal outlined in […]

Ryanair pilots vote for more strikes

UK-based Ryanair pilots have voted for seven further days of strikes as part of a row over pay and conditions. The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) said it wanted to settle the dispute, but Ryanair has refused to seek conciliation. Pilots are currently on strike after also walking out from 22-23 August. Ryanair said the […]

A third of workers looking for more flexibility

New research among more than 2,000 UK adults – all in full-time or part-time work – commissioned by KnowYourMoney.co.uk has uncovered the importance of flexible working practices to employees today. It found: 71% of UK workers consider flexible working (in term of hours and location) as important to their job satisfaction Women are more likely to say […]

Ryanair loses court battle to block UK Pilots strike

The High Court in London will allow a proposed strike over pay and conditions by UK-based Ryanair pilots on Thursday and Friday. Earlier, the airline won a bid to stop Ireland-based pilots from striking, but more of its pilots fly from the UK. Ryanair said it would aim to minimise disruption for passengers and would […]

Ryanair pilots vote for strike action

UK-based Ryanair pilots have voted to strike in a row over pay and conditions. The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has announced two walkouts, one from 22nd-23rd August, while the second strike will be from 2nd-4th September. It said pilots did not want to disrupt people’s travel plans but felt they had no choice after […]

British Airways Pilots set for Summer strike after court ruling

British Airways has lost an appeal aimed at halting planned strike action by its pilots. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) voted in favour of industrial action on 22 July, after three days of negotiations failed to resolve the dispute. BA-owner IAG sought an injunction to prevent the strike in the High Court, but it […]

BA pilots in favour of strike action over Summer holiday period

British Airways pilots have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay, threatening a walkout over the key summer holiday period. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) said 93% of its members had voted in favour of industrial action. A strike would be likely to cause severe disruption, as Balpa represents about […]

Amazon workers launch protests on prime day

Thousands of workers in Amazon sites around the world are staging protests about pay and conditions as the online retailer begins its annual sale. On Monday, Amazon starts offering discounts to its Prime service members. Unions say that 2,000 workers are on strike in Germany, while in the US, workers in a Minnesota centre reportedly […]