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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.

Govt puts profit ahead of people in collective redundancy consultation

27 June 2012

By Roger Jeary

Perhaps the one short paragraph reflecting the 23 trade union submissions is indicative of the importance attached to the views of workers and trade unions in government considerations…

Beecroft report "hastily drafted, ill-thought out and weakly reasoned"

24 May 2012

Professor Keith Ewing, President of the IER

Even the limited rights of British workers are too much for the Tories and very rich Tory donors such as Adrian Beecroft, the pay-day loan merchant who now advises Cameron on how to sack workers.

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