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Collective redundancy changes

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Changes to collective redundancy rules have been announced by Employment Relations Minister, Jo Swinson.

EU aid to redundant workers would continue in 2014-2020, and could also go to additional categories of workers, such as the self-employed (including farmers) and those on temporary contracts, under legislative amendments voted by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee.

Recent research from the CIPD has revealed that a third of firms are maintaining higher than necessary staff levels in order to avoid losing skills, but will make redundancies if economic growth does not return soon.

The Government has announced proposals to reform rules for consulting staff about large scale redundancies.

Reducing consultation rights during collective redundancy exercises could cost jobs, damage workforce morale and increase unemployment, according to the TUC.

Recent research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found that middle level managers in the UK are particularly feeling the pressure caused by the economic downturn.

Nearly half of UK managers (43%) are expecting further redundancies in 2012, and over a third of managers (38%) feel insecure in their jobs, according to the annual end of year research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Over half of the managers surveyed felt that they would be unlikely to get another job if they were to be made redundant.

With an annual paybill of almost £30 billion, the 1.6 million people who work for England's 353 councils are the country's largest workforce, larger even than the NHS.

UK labour market analysis

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The number of people leaving their main job in April-June 2011 was 674,000, a drop of 42% on the 1998 peak of 1.17 million, new analysis from the Office for National Statistics has shown. This decline suggests that the UK labour market is less dynamic now than in the past. Of those who left in April-June 2011, 57% chose to leave voluntarily – for example by resigning – and 43% were made to leave involuntarily, for example by being made redundant.

Many workers unhappy at work

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Only a third (36.5%) of UK workers are happy in their current job and a quarter (24.2%) say they are distinctly unhappy, according to research from Badenoch & Clark, the recruitment consultancy.

Research by Mind, the mental health charity, has revealed that workers who admit to feeling stressed or depressed fear being sacked or forced out of their jobs.

The Government has announced that the next stage of its employment law review will focus on collective redundancy consultation periods, the Transfer Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations (TUPE) and compensation for discrimination awarded by employment tribunals.

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