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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.

What has the Coalition Timeline taught us so far?

20 December 2012

Earlier this year, the IER launched our interactive resource, the Coalition Timeline, to record government proposals, backbench whispers, u-turns and policies that attack employment rights and trade unions. We are around halfway through the Coalition (let's hope!), so what has the Coalition Timeline taught us so far?

How the UK’s weak labour laws leave UK workers more vulnerable than those in Greece

20 December 2012

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

The failure of the UK to ratify an international protocol has left British workers and trade unions in a position potentially more vulnerable than those in long-suffering Greece.

Not bad news for all public servants this Christmas

20 December 2012

By Roger Jeary

New Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will be one of the few public servants granted a massive wage and generous benefits, while almost all other public sector workers are on a pay freeze at best, or being made redundant. But we're all in this together, right?

Evasion of law by Sodexo demonstrates short-sightedness of collective redundancy consultation period cuts

19 December 2012

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

On the day Employment Relations Minister, Jo Swinson announced the government will halve the minimum consultation period employers must take before mass redundancies, a trade union has been forced to ballot their members for industrial action as services contractor Sodexo attempts to evade existing laws on the matter.

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