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PERSPECTIVES

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  • FM it's no accidentPhoenix Lavin, design and construction interface manager at Programmed FM, in New Zealand, discusses how FM is set to be the ultimate champion of disruptive innovation
  • You scratch my back...Nick Fox, head of estates operations at Serco, discusses how much we rely on subcontractors, and vice versa

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Think Tank: would a joint employment law help or hinder FM?

A worker’s union is filing a landmark test case against the University of London that could broaden the trade union rights of outsourced workers. 

The law to date has been interpreted as only allowing workers to collectively bargain with their direct employer. 

The union will be arguing for a joint employment law to recognise that the de facto employer is the one calling the shots on pay and conditions and should be considered a joint employer alongside the contractor.

Is a joint employment law a good idea for FM?

Take part in our Think Tank poll here

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