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The idea of a public sector ‘pay premium’ is a recent invention

10 April 2013

By Incomes Data Services

In a report for Unison, Incomes Data Services illustrates how the idea of a public sector 'pay premium' is a myth. Karen Jennings, Assistant General Secretary of Unison, will draw from this report in her speech at our Public Sector: pay, privatisation and employment rights conference, and delegates are advised to download it here. There are still some places left at the event, which can be booked here.

5 Ways Public Sector Workers are Being Exploited

10 April 2013

The Coalition's ideologically-driven ambition to shrink the state is leading to increased outsourcing in the public sector, which - alongside new government policy - is dismantling the employment rights of workers across the UK.

Public sector privatisation leads to increased exploitation of workers

08 April 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

Evidence has already emerged to show how workers are being exploited when the public sector is sold-off to private interests with only profit in mind and, shockingly, this is happening to those in front-line occupations policing our streets and caring for our health.

IER Blacklist Charter

By Keith Ewing

Following the revelations thrown up by the Scottish Affairs Committee blacklisting inquiry, Professor Keith Ewing, President of the IER, has drawn up a Blacklisting Charter, below. You can also download the file here

Please share widely to spread awareness of blacklisting and build support for the effective protection of trade unionists in the UK

Justice Deferred: a critical guide to the Coalition's employment tribunal reforms - Morning Star Review

05 April 2013

By Adrian Weir, Assistant Chief of Staff, Unite

The Enterprise And Regulatory Reform and the Growth And Infrastructure Bills, both currently near the end of their parliamentary passage, represent "the biggest change to employment law since the introduction of the right to claim unfair dismissal more than 40 years ago," say barristers David Renton and Anna Macey in this new booklet.

Now the National Minimum Wage is under attack

05 April 2013

By Roger Jeary

A suspicious instruction to the Low Pay Commission suggests the government wish to keep downward pressure on the national minimum wage - already too little to live on.

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