Wednesday 19 April 2000

TUC call for legislation protecting gay workers

The TUC has today issued a report, entitled 'Straight Up!', calling for legislation to protect lesbian and gay workers. The report is well-argued, calling on anecdotal evidence, surveys and legal argument.

For a copy of the report (in plain text format), send a blank Email to[tuc,6458]. Please do not Email me or 'reply' to this message - it will not work!

Monday 17 April 2000

Catch-Up News

Apologies for the lack of bulletins over the last two weeks - I have been on holiday! This bulletin is in the nature of a 'catch-up', containing three miscellaneous items of general information.

1. Launch of ELA website
ELA has launched a website containing ELAKOL (ELA knowledge on line) and copies of press releases and articles from ELA Briefing. Non-members of ELA can obtain subscription details from the site, which can be found at

2. Central Arbitration Committee
The members of the CAC have now been appointed - they are listed on the DTI website press release pages.

In addition, the CAC has now moved from the premises it previously shared with ACAS to Third Floor, Discovery House, 28-42 Banner Street, London EC1Y 8QE (tel: 0207 251 9747).

3. Part-Time Regulations
According to the DTI, as at lunchtime today, it is "likely" that the final Regulations will be published within the next two weeks. They will have an 8-week period between being laid before parliament and commencement. Thus they are unlikely to come into force before the beginning of July. The EC Directive required compliance by the UK by 7th April 2000. Time for some Francovich actions?