17 May 2013
By Sarah Glenister, IER staff
A report from whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work (PCAW) has highlighted how misguided the government's Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) really is.
Two most powerful women trade unionists share their thoughts on world and domestic issues affecting workers, their rights and their movement
15 May 2013
By Roger Jeary
Last night in a packed room in Unite’s Headquarters, the Institute along with the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers hosted a conversation between two of the most powerful women in the trade union movement, Sharan Burrows, General Secretary of the ITUC, and Frances O’Grady, recently elected General Secretary of the British TUC.
10 May 2013
By Catherine Hobby, Senior Lecturer, School of Law & Social Sciences, University of East London
The investigation into the collapse of HBOS has provided yet more strong evidence that protection for whistleblowers, and a readiness of employers to listen to their workers, could avert disaster in the future. Unfortunately, the Coalition are moving in the opposite direction.
02 May 2013
By Professor Simon Deakin
Under the government's current proposals for employment law reform, employees will be able to give up rights concerning unfair dismissal, redundancy pay, flexible working and time off for training in return for receiving shares in the company that employs them, gains on which will be exempt from capital gains tax.