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Days of Action

As the TUC opens its discussion for 2012, this IER Briefing from Keith Ewing and John Hendy argues that increased protest action against government austerity measures are defendable in Court with reference to the European Convention on Human Rights.

Ruined Lives: Why trade unionism a dangerous game

08 August 2012

By Sarah Glenister

Consecutive governments have failed to outlaw blacklisting - a practice used solely to discriminate against workers

Trade union representatives and facility time in the Civil Service

01 August 2012

By Roger Jeary

In the last few days the Guardian and the Observer has published three reports that have a clear link to trade union organisation and the need for trade union representation.

The London 2012 G4S fiasco shows why looking after workers’ rights is good for everyone

26 July 2012

The taxpayer is losing out, workers are being exploited, and businesses are forbidden to make money from the Games, so who is really benefiting from the Olympics?

The EU: friend or the foe of trade unions?

06 July 2012

Many thanks to those who attended our Developments in European Employment Law conference at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool on Wednesday (July 4th).

The Right to Strike

05 july 2012

By Roger Jeary

I was reminded recently of the gross inadequacy and unfairness of UK legislation on strikes. I was attending an interesting and informative IER seminar reflecting upon the Friction Dynamics trade dispute in Caernarfon, North Wales over 11 years ago, one of the longest industrial conflicts in British history with workers spending over two and half years on a picket line.

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