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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.

Limits on Tribunal awards for unfair dismissal

14 September 2012

By Roger Jeary

The announcement today (Friday 14th September) by Vince Cable Secretary of State for Business, that tribunal awards for unfair dismissal will be limited to 12 months net pay or national median earnings (£26,000) is the latest in the weakening of employment rights in the UK. Of course, as has been stated and written so many times before, no-one for one moment believes that this will create one single job or boost the economic recovery currently being undermined by the austerity programme of the Chancellor. So why do it?

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?

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