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12 January 2018

Facing widespread opposition to the Trade Union Act 2016, the government was forced to make a concession to trade union rights in the form of a review into the possibility of allowing industrial action ballots to be performed electronically.

12 January 2018

The National Audit Office (NAO) this week published its report into the management of the UK's largest rail franchise, criticising the Department for Transport's (DfT) strategy as contributing to a trend of worsening performance.

10 January 2018

The House of Lords discussed the Institute of Employment Rights' report 8 Good Reasons Why Adult Social Care Needs Sectoral Collective Bargaining during a debate on the human rights of older people.

Promoted Publication

Blacklisting: the need for a public inquiry (including a Manifesto Against Blacklisting)

by Dave Smith and Alex Just

Blacklisting: the need for a public inquiry (including a Manifesto Against Blacklisting)

In his thoughtful account of the conspiracy, which incorporates the first-hand experiences of blacklisted workers and their families, the author leads readers through the multitude of obstacles faced by the victims. It concludes with a call for a public inquiry that forces those involved to publically account for their actions; and a detailed Manifesto Against Blacklisting




Upcoming Conferences and Events

Employment Law Update: Liverpool

18/01/2018 09:00

Thursday 18 January 2018

A one-day conference

Unite the Union, Liverpool

This year has been a landmark one for employment law, with the issue of exploitative working practices reaching public consciousness through repeated scandals at “gig economy” and low-pay employers, prompting political inquiry into reform. At our popular annual employment law update, top lawyers, academics and trade unionists from across the UK meet to discuss the year’s developments in labour law and make proposals for the furthering and protection of workers’ rights.