Fair Play on Redundancy Pay Video

14 03 2009

Since Redundancy pay was introduced in 1965 its value has decline drastically in real terms Due to real term increases in wage levels and inflation, the current value of SRP is just 56% of the UK’s average weekly wage.

The Labour MP Lindsay Hoyle is currently attempting to secure legislative change in the House of Commons via his Private Members Bill, which calls for the calculation mechanism to be reviewed.

On Friday the bill had its first reading an survived this round with enough MPs turning up for the debate to make sure the bill did not get talked out.

Unions Together have done a short campaign video





British Companies ‘failing India’s lowest caste workers’

21 08 2007

Leading British companies are being accused of supporting a system of  apartheid in India by failing to ensure that they treat members of the country’s lowest caste equally.

The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN), which campaigns on behalf of the caste, pejoratively known as ‘untouchables’, says UK companies with operations in India are not monitoring their staff and are refusing to sign up to positive action to combat the problem. Dalits are often excluded from work in India and do not have the educational opportunities available to India’s middle classes.

The IDSN has approached Standard Chartered, which employs 15,000 people in India, HSBC (25,000), Shell (10,000), Barclays and ICI and asked if they monitor recruitment and workforces. It also asked them to sign up to the
10 so-called Ambedkar principles, which enshrine affirmative action against discrimination.

The Observer

One does wonder what BT Mahindra’s and other telecom’s companies policies are on this matter.