Industrial Relations

Popular Sheffield Cafe first to recognise Trade Union

The workers and owners of a popular local café/restaurant have forged a union recognition agreement thought to be a first of its kind in the city. South Street Kitchen in Park Hill has agreed to undertake collective bargaining with their workers’ union of choice, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). The agreement means that the owners… Read more »

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BASC cooks up a storm with colleges across the country

BASC’s wild food team is celebrating educating more than 700 members of the next generation of chefs about game meat in the last year. BASC has worked with 36 colleges across the UK since early 2021 to highlight the field to fork journey of game meat to students and staff and to highlight and promote… Read more »

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Tory party delegates enjoyed a typical Boris performance at conference today
Boris demands new anti-strike law

By Ian Dunt Boris Johnson has demanded new anti-strike legislation to make it harder for workers to engage in industrial action, as the London Underground is again brought to a halt. The mayor called for legislation ensuring at least 50% of union members in a workplace are part of the ballot that decides on industrial… Read more »

Unions would find it harder to instigate strikes under Policy Exchange's recommendations
Unions ‘should be broken up’

by Peter Wozniak British trade unions are too big, unrepresentative and politically influential and need to be trimmed down to size, according to a stinging report by Policy Exchange. The report argued that trade union practices are in need of radical modernisation, and went as far as to call for the break-up of some unions…. Read more »