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?
1 May 2014
By John Medhurst, Policy Officer, PCS
Under the innocuous title of Next Generation Shared Services (NGSS) Strategic Plan, the government is driving through a programme of privatisation and off-shoring of civil service jobs and functions and in doing so is potentially putting the personal data of UK citizens at risk.
1 May 2014
By Zoe Adams and Simon Deakin, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge
The casualisation of working life is a huge problem in Britain today and Zero Hours Contracts (ZHCs) are just its most extreme form. It is caused by a dysfunctional employment law and the disappearance of the safety net formerly provided by social security law.