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31 October 2014

Defence secretary Michael Fallon has said that British towns are “swamped” by immigrants. The comments come as the Tories panic over the threat of UKIP. Fallon said that some UK towns were “under siege” from “huge numbers” of migrants, an echo of previous discourses on migration.

31 October 2014


In an open letter to David Cameron, the TUC has urged him to act over the “modern slavery” occurring in Qatar.

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

Equality and Discrimination: what next for equal rights?

19/11/2014 09:30
Europe/London

Wednesday 19 November 2014

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

Four years after the introduction of the Equality Act and where are we now? Leading equality experts from the law, trade unions and academia will come together to critically assess the latest case law, precedents and evidence and anticipate where they will lead us in terms of ensuring fairness at work for all.