Entries by Eileen Pirie

ARMED FORCES CORPORATE COVENANT

ARMED FORCES CORPORATE COVENANT: Scottish Engineering is proud to publicly register our support for the Armed Forces, through signing the Corporate Covenant. Having welcomed 106 Battalion REME into membership some two years’ ago, the relationship continues to thrive with interaction between the two bodies, proving productive at events such as District Meetings, one of which […]

SUPREME COURT RULES EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES UNLAWFUL

Supreme Court rules employment tribunal fees unlawful. After a 4-year legal battle brought by UNISON, the Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. Since July 2013, employees have required to pay fees of up to £1,200 if they wanted to bring a claim against their employer, unless they qualified for remission.  This subsequently […]

BREXIT UPDATE

BREXIT Update. Brexit negotiations took place, with the first meeting being held on 19 June 2017, conducted by the EU Chief Negotiator, Michel Barnier, and the Secretary of State for exiting the EU, David Davis.  The following items were on the agenda:- Agreement was reached in relation to dates, organisation and priorities for the negotiations. […]

PRESS RELEASE – QUARTERLY REVIEW – JUNE 2017

ENGINEERING INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE The engineering industry in Scotland has reported a further quarter of improvement in orders, output and staffing levels according to the latest survey by Scottish Engineering. Total order intake across all sizes and sectors (51%up, 28%same, 21%down) is better than both the last two quarters, which follows seven quarters when […]

WORK EXPERIENCE – BETH MILLER, JOHNSTONE HIGH SCHOOL

Work Experience – Beth Miller, Johnstone High School Monday 5th June During my week of work experience, I hope to learn about the roles of the people who work at Scottish Engineering.  I would also like to learn about the jobs of the people who work at the member companies that I am going to […]

SCOTTISH ENGINEERING AWARD WINNERS 2017

SCOTTISH ENGINEERING ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS 2017 The Scottish Engineering Annual Awards Dinner 2017 was hailed as another great success, with over 3600 guests attending. Our Awards Dinner, held in the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow, celebrate the continuing excellence in manufacturing engineering throughout Scotland.  Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, hosted the event where the Principal […]

HOLIDAY PAY UPDATE

HOLIDAY PAY UPDATE Fulton and Others -v- Bear Scotland and Others The Bear Scotland case above, which concerned inclusion of non-guaranteed overtime payments in the calculation of 20 days’ annual leave, returned to the Employment Appeal Tribunal recently. The question referred was whether the finding in the original judgment, that a break of more than […]

AVOIDING DISCRIMINATION IN RECRUITMENT….

AVOIDING DISCRIMINATION IN RECRUITMENT….. Discrimination law is aimed at protecting those with the relevant protected characteristics at all stages in employment – from recruitment to post-employment termination. In the recent case of Government Legal Services v Brookes the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an Employment Tribunal decision that a job applicant with Asperger’s syndrome suffered unlawful […]

LIKE GIANT PANDAS, APPRENTICES ARE ‘A PROTECTED SPECIES’……

LIKE GIANT PANDAS, APPRENTICES ARE ‘A PROTECTED SPECIES’….. The recent employment tribunal case of Kinnear v Marley Eternit Ltd highlights the potential financial risks of dismissing an apprentice before he/she completes their apprenticeship. Mr Kinnear had entered into a 4-year, fixed-term apprenticeship with his employer, which was due to expire in November 2018, upon completion […]

PRESS RELEASE – QUARTERLY REVIEW MARCH 2017

Engineering industry gets on with business. The first Quarterly Review of the engineering industry for 2017 shows a further improvement in most areas.  There is healthy growth in export orders, in particular where a net 30% of businesses are reporting above normal activity. The QR survey also records a 27% positive return for total orders. […]