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The issue of collective bargaining has been at the heart of IER’s work for the past two years. In a report entitled Reconstruction after the Crisis: a manifesto for collective bargaining by Keith Ewing and John Hendy, the nature of the systematic European attack on collective bargaining was noted by the authors.
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1 August 2014

The TUC has released a report to mark the one year anniversary of the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees. The report analyses data from the Ministry of Justice to further detail the damage done to workers’ rights.

Promoted Publication

TUPE 2014

By Richard Arthur

Published June 2014

As the author of this timely report notes, ‘The period since 1981 has seen the proliferation of privatisation and contracting out, with a dominant theme being a desire to reduce wages and other workforce-related costs.’ Against this background, TUPE has traditionally provided essential protections for workers. But how effective are those protections following changes introduced in January 2014?

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Employment Law Update 2014, London

07/10/2014 09:30

Tuesday 07 October 2014

A one-day conference
Diskus Room, Unite the Union, London

This 10th annual IER conference is designed to ensure trade union representatives are kept up to date and well-informed about developments in employment law. It is a must go to event for anyone with an interest in employment law and the protection of collective and individual workers' rights.