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Employment Rights and Responsibilities

The Luddites 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against newly developed labour-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817.
Tolpuddle Martyrs Group of 19th century Dorset agricultural labourers who were arrested for and convicted of swearing a secret oath as members of the Friendly Society
Peasants Revolt Also called Wat Tyler's Rebellion or the Great Rising, was a major uprising across large parts of England in 1381. Tensions generated by the Black Death in the 1340s,
Kier Hardy Scottish socialist and labour leader, and was the first Independent Labour Member of Parliament, regarded as one of the primary founders of the Independent Labour Party
Industrial Revolution Period from the 18th to the 19th century where major happened in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transport, and technology
Health and Morals of Apprentices Act 1802 Act covered textile mills and dealt with Apprentices only. This was a pre-cursor to the Health and Safety at Work Act
Cotton Mills and Factories Act 1819 Stated that no child under 9 was allowed to work. Also that children between the age of 10 and 16 couldn't work more than 16 hours in 1 day.
The Factory Act 1833 Applied to all trades and stated that: No child under 10 was to be employed Compulsory education for every child under 10 10 - 14 year olds only allowed to do part time work Women were to work no more than 56 hours per week
The Ten Hour Act Act that stated women and children only worked up to 10 hours a day in factories. Maximum schedule 10 hours of work on each weekday, Saturdays 8 hours, and off Sundays. Limited the work time per week to 63 hours. Passed by Lord Ashley and John Fielden.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 The Act makes it a legal requirement for manufacturers to undertake a risk assessment of all the stages of product manufacture, to ensure the safety of workers and prevent industrial accidents
Trade Union and Labour Regulations Act 1992 It provides a framework for trade unions to engage in collective bargaining with employers; it also protects the employee rights of trade union members and non-members.
Employment Rights Act 1996 It sets out the statutory employment rights of workers and employees. If these employment rights are breached, the Employment Rights Act 1996 gives the Employment Tribunals powers to order compensation to workers and employees.
National Minimum Wage Act 1998 It was a flagship policy of the Labour Party in the UK during its 1997 election campaign and is still pronounced today in Labour Party circulars as an outstanding gain for ‘at least 1.5 million people’
Working Time Regulations Determine the maximum weekly working time, pattern of work and holidays, plus the daily and weekly rest periods. They also cover the health and working hours of night workers
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