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Criminal record disclosure scheme infringes human rights, Supreme Court rules

February 1, 2019 9:03 am

Failed government appeals could lead to ‘crucial’ system reform preventing workers being ‘unnecessarily anchored to their past’ The way workers’ criminal records are disclosed to employers infringes their human rights, the Supreme Court has ruled. In particular, the court rejected as “disproportionate” the blanket rules requiring automatic disclosure of all convictions where a person

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Robot era shouldn't mean end to workers' rights, says UN agency

February 1, 2019 8:58 am

ILO calls for living wage and union bargaining as automation threatens jobs. World leaders have been urged by an influential United Nations agency to sign up to a universal labour guarantee to bolster fundamental workers’ rights, including adequate living wages and collective bargaining through trade unions. Designed to address rapid changes in the workplace triggered by the rise of the robot economy

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