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Latest News

20 November 2015

By Andrew Moretta, World of Work Project Researcher, Institute of Employment Rights

IER readers will recall that in July 2015 the government released three consultation documents to accompany the Trade Union Bill. In November the Government published its first response to those consultations, starting with the intimidation of non-striking workers. Below, is a brief blog on that response by the expert who drafted IER’s submission to the consultation.

16 November 2015

By Phil James

New HSE statistics covering the year 2014-15 report a rise in work-related fatal injuries, suggest that national health and safety performance may be stagnating and illustrate how enforcement action by local authority inspectors is falling dramatically.

31 October 2015

The chief of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, says that many apprenticeships are of poor quality, and employers are wasting public money, in a new report.

Promoted Publication

Labour Law Highlights 2015

By Rebecca Tuck, Stuart Brittenden,
Betsan Criddle & Claire Bowsher-Murray

Labour Law Highlights 2015
This year’s Labour Law Highlights is the first to be produced since the election of a majority Conservative Government and provides a timely summary of the government’s priority labour law policy areas. No surprise then that it starts with an overview and critical analysis of the Trade Union Bill, including its restrictions on the right to strike and proposals to remove long established check-off and facility time arrangements.

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Employment Law Update LIVERPOOL

02/12/2015 09:30

Wednesday 2 December 2015.

A one-day conference

The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool.

This is the ninth annual Employment Law Update Conference, organised by the Institute of Employment Rights held in association with Old Square Chambers and the TUC, and the first to take place under an all Conservative Government. It is a must-go-to event for anyone with an interest in employment law and the protection of collective and individual workers’ rights.