A Manifesto For Today’s World Of Work

01 July 2016

By Carolyn Jones, Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC

THE world of work has changed and with it the nature and role of the workforce. For Britain’s 31 million workers, many of the changes have had a devastating impact on their working lives and their living standards. Britain’s workers are among the most insecure, unhappy and stressed workers in Europe.

New strategy to tackle labour exploitation complicated by immigration and modern slavery focus

28 June 2016

By Dr Alex Balch, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, The University of Liverpool

As the dust settles after the EU referendum, the implications of Brexit for working conditions in the UK will surely be significant but it could be some time before these consequences become clear.

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23 June 2016

By Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary of the NUJ

The Investigatory Powers Bill, which will be debated in the House of Lords on Monday 27 June, contains a range of surveillance powers available to the security services, police and other public bodies that will allow the authorities to spy on journalists, trade unionists and citizens.

A Letter From London To Our French Comrades

10 June 2016

By John Hendy QC and Professor Keith Ewing

FRENCH workers are now engaged in a historic struggle in defence of their rights. The struggle is international, as workers and trade unions face the neoliberal onslaught rolling back generations of achievement.

Irish Unions help regain lost ground

10 June 2016

By Dr Eugene Hickland and Professor Tony Dundon

The Celtic tiger is dead … social partnership has collapsed … the Troika have been and gone … a new coalition government struggle to coexist amidst the aftermath of crisis and uncertainty. Despite these challenges, trade unions show remarkable resilience and a capacity for continuity in bargaining for their members and helping to protect some of the most vulnerable in society.

Troika-imposed neoliberalism undermines basic employment rights in Romania

23 May 2016

By Dr Aurora Trif, Lecturer in Human Resources Management, Dublin City University

In the second of our series of blogs detailing how the Troika has helped to spread the neoliberalist agenda across the EU, including in its diminishing of trade union powers, Dr Aurora Trif takes a detailed look at how the decentralisation of collective bargaining has affected wages and employment rights in Romania.

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