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Coalition proposes repeal of 114-year-old employment right

17 October 2012

By Marcus Weatherby, Pattinson & Brewer solicitors

Marcus Weatherby, who specialises in personal injury law at Pattinson & Brewer solicitors, lays out the facts and context behind the Coalition government's astonishing new proposal to repeal workers' 114-year-old right to rely on a breach of health and safety legislation in personal injury claims.

Employers could become no longer liable for some breaches of health and safety legislation

Keith Patten of Thompson's Solicitors says: "This is of potentially huge importance and needs wide circulation so it does not just slip in under the radar as a 'technical' amendment."

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There is an alternative - Our experts share nine of them

12 October 2012

By Sarah Glenister

Nine experts provide ideas for economic alternatives to austerity.

The government's wholly unequal response to issues of equality

12 October 2012

By Roger Jeary

The government's pretense of a consultation has ended in a decision that willfully ignores the views of the majority of respondents - unless, of course, they happen to represent the private sector

Turning employees into 'owners'? The falsest promise yet

12 October 2012

By Nicola Countouris, Mark Freedland and Jeremias Prassl

Three employment law experts look into the "deeply worrying" shares-for-rights trade off proposed by George Osborne this week

Employment law experts blast Coalition's ideological attacks

11 October 2012

By Roger Jeary

Roger Jeary, a delegate at the IER’s recent sell-out Employment Law Update 2012 conference, reports on the event.

Tory conference attack on civil service trade unions

10 October 2012

By Roger Jeary

Two months ago I wrote about the "consultation" which the government issued concerning trade union facilities time in the civil service. My prediction that "I am equally certain that the consultation is simply a means of going through the motions with the outcome previously determined" was on Monday (8th October 2012) borne out by the announcements made by Francis Maude at the Tory Party Conference.

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