Category Archives: employment law

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Duvet days among manufacturing workers on the up as Blue Monday approaches

Staff absences are on the up at one quarter of the UK’s smaller manufacturing firms, according to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer. The research, which canvasses the opinion of SME owners, further revealed that over a third of respondents … Continue reading

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Emtex calls for world standard conditions in textile factories

Against the background of reports that 200 Bangladesh clothing factories have stopped production with 10,000 workers taking to the streets demanding higher pay, the East Midlands Textiles Association (Emtex) has called for the establishment of a world standard for the … Continue reading

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Rising consultants’ fees hit SME manufacturers, says FPB

The owners of small manufacturing businesses are being advised to shop around for more affordable business services after research by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) found they pay £913 million a year to external consultants. Advice on employment law, … Continue reading

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Employers call for action on absenteeism

Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the government to convene a summit of employers and medics to tackle sickness. The call comes after a survey showed that employers have lost faith that the government’s flagship ‘fit note’ programme is getting people … Continue reading

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Block EU employment law changes, says EEF

Changes to Working Time and Pregnant Workers must be blocked and UK employment laws need re-thinking, says the manufacturers’ organisation EEF at the head of a shopping list of measures on which it says the government must take action. Launching … Continue reading

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