in briefOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefCBI rejects TUC claims on consultation The CBI has rejected claims from the TUC that a proposed EU directive wouldimprove consultation over redundancies. It argues that companies already needto consult staff under British law and the directive would only give “anartificial” strength to the role of trade unions. John Cridland, deputydirector-general says “It offers unions influence over a range ofday-to-day management decisions, not just redundancies.” Transport workers excluded from WTR Office workers in the transport sector are not covered by the working timeregulations, according to a recent decision by the European Court of Justice.The Advocate General supports the literal interpretation of the directive thatit is the activity of the employer that determines if the directive covers theiremployee, not the work carried out by the individual. Inadequate consultation over bonus pay Employers are demotivating their staff by failing to consult them whendetermining the level of bonus payments, according to a new report from theIndustrial Society. Although seven out of 10 organisations in the surveyoperated a bonus scheme, 82 per cent of respondents admitted that unions oremployee representatives were not involved in determining the level of payment.Said Will Hulton, chief executive of the IS, “Designing bonus schemes withall stakeholders is a must if they are to have any chance of success.” Balance applies to all Delegates at the employers’ Law briefing on work-life balance agreed thatemployers must ensure all their employees benefit from flexible working. HRA used in tribunals The rights contained in the HRA are being increasingly referred to intribunal proceedings, according to law firm Hammond Suddards Edge. However, itnotes that so far tribunals have found that enforcing a given right wouldbreach the rights of others or lead to injustice between the parties. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.