Voice of the Employee


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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Study reveals the sheer dread of job application rejections

Being rejected for a job is one of the most stressful aspects of looking for work, a new study has found. Research among 1,200 adults showed that four out of five admitted they felt stressed when trying to get work. Jobs site CV-Library said finding a suitable job topped the list of stresses, followed by […]

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The 20 companies with the best workplace culture and leadership development – as chosen by employees – have been named in new research by professional management body the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and job site Glassdoor. Second was hospitality tech firm, Fourth, which promotes a split leadership structure, clearly distinguishing between two types of manager: […]