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Unite slams reduction in consultation period

Government plans to reduce the minimum consultation period for large-scale redundancies from 90 to 45 days are regressive and anti-job measures, Unite has said.

BPIF reduces printers' energy reduction commitment by 30%

The BPIF will launch its new Climate Change Agreement (CCA) agreement, which lowers the print industry's energy reduction target to 8.4%, after the New Year.

Unite voices concern over TUPE review

Print industry union body Unite has said it would be appalled if the government's employment review led to an amendment in TUPE legislation that could remove employees' redundancy or unfair dismissal rights.

CPI disappointed that carbon price floor still stands

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has voiced its disappointment at the government's failure to scrap the Carbon Price Floor (CPF) which it believes is one of the biggest threat's to UK manufacturing.

Autumn Statement 2012: Live text

Live updates of the Autumn Statement and the measures that will impact UK print as it happens.

Frith's Flexible Packaging fined after employee injured

Essex-based packaging firm Frith's Flexible Packaging (FFP) has been fined 8,000 by Southend Magistrates' Court after an employee seriously injured his hand in 2011.

Autumn Statement: FPB calls for growth as IFS predicts fiscal pain

The Forum of Private Businesses (FPB) is calling for the government to revert on its proposals to give workers the right to demand flexible working in the chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement on 5 December.

Heseltine Review receives cautious welcome

The business sector has given a cautious welcome to Lord Heseltine's review into UK economic growth.

'Rights-for-shares' scheme divides print opinion

Government plans to allow workers to trade employment rights for tax-free shares under new "employee-owner" contracts from April 2013 have split opinion in the print industry.

Workers to swap rights for shares in radical UK employment law shake-up

Workers will be able to sign away some of their employment rights in exchange for shares of up to 50,000 in the business they work for, under a radical plan to rewrite UK employment law.

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