22 August 2014
By George Harissis, leading Greek trade unionist with postscript from Cllr Isidoros Diakides
Trade unions are workers’ first defence against Europe’s harshest austerity regime, argues GEORGE HARISSIS – and they’re under attack.
8 August 2014
By Tony Burke, Assistant General Secretary, UNITE
The review of rules governing industrial disputes, lead by Bruce Carr Q.C. collapsed in August when he notified the Government that: “I am concerned about the ability of the review to operate in a progressively politicised environment in the run-up to the general election and in circumstances in which the main parties will wish to legitimately set out their respective manifesto commitments and have already started to do so”.
31 July 2014
By Hannah Blythyn, Unite the Union
The UK Supreme Court ruling that a National Assembly for Wales Bill to protect agricultural workers through setting up an Agricultural Advisory Panel is lawful is not only good news for rural workers and workplace rights but for devolution in Wales as a whole.
Migration, Exploitation, Regulation: The Migration Advisory Committee Calls for Better Enforcement of Labour Standards.
Bernard Ryan, University of Leicester
18 July 2014
The Migration Advisory Committee report Migrants in Low-skilled Work, published on July 8, is remarkable in many ways. Since its establishment in 2007, the MAC has generally advised Governments on specific aspects of immigration policy concerning non-EU nationals.
13 June 2014
by Ellie O'Hagan, Media and Communications Officer, CLASS
Thomas Piketty’s seminal work, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has soared to the top of the Bestsellers’ Chart and sparked debate amongst commentators, economists and politicians across the world. But at nearly 700 pages, and stuffed with cultural references from Disney to Jane Austen, what is Piketty actually arguing?