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.

All eyes on the Lib Dems

Kevin Rowan, Regional Secretary, Northern TUC

03 October 2012

Kevin Rowan on the Liberal Democrats' part in the regional pay dispute

CLASS: working for the labour movement

03 October 2012

By Rachel Yates & Carolyn Jones

As the Labour Party determines its policy going into the next general election and conference delegates ponder the meaning of "predistribution" and the likelihood of “responsible capitalism”, there is an overwhelming sense that another world is possible.

PICTURE GALLERY: IER at the TUC Congress 2012

27 September 2012

The Institute of Employment Rights attended the TUC Congress this year, holding a packed fringe meeting and having our publication Days of Action mentioned in the debate on whether the TUC should consider the practicalities of a general strike.

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