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Why the Coalition's depressing policies on teachers and state pensions will increase suffering

17 January 2013

By Roger Jeary

New policy announcements on state pensions and performance-related pay for teachers shows the government is not easing off on its attack on workers.

Workers are integral to saving the flailing construction industry - so why not let them have a voice?

16 January 2013

Yesterday (15 January 2013), Minister for Construction and Tory MP Michael Fallon announced the launch of an 18-member advisory council, which has been developed by Government Chief Construction Adviser Peter Hansford in order to look at ways to help the flailing construction industry get back on its feet.

Dystopia in the UK: Killing local public services

16 January 2013

By John Medhurst

The cuts to local government funding are forcing employees into private sector jobs, where terms and conditions lean too far toward the employer and trade unions may not even be recognised. Meanwhile, public services that make life bearable for most of us are being taken away.

Happy New Year - unless you happen to be a worker...

11 January 2013

By Roger Jeary

2013 promises more of the same...

Profit will be put over people in the workplace

20 December 2012

Sarah Glenister, IER staff

The second in a series of articles using the Coalition Timeline to look at the various ways the Coalition has attacked workers' rights in the last two and a half years.

Ministers Resent Equality Laws

20 December 2012

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

The first in a series of articles using the Coalition Timeline to look at the various ways the Coalition has attacked workers' rights in the last two and a half years.

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