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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.

Expert speakers bust tabloid myths at "priceless" IER conference

23 May 2012

Busting myths, decoding goverment terminology and examining the shocking human cost of undermining health and safety law.

Ellesmere Port: Success or sacrifice?

UNITE Convenors at Ellesmere Port Vauxhall Plant
UNITE Convenors at Ellesmere Port Vauxhall Plant

18 May 2012

The Ellesmere Port deal has saved thousands of jobs and created thousands more, but it came at a cost.

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill another hit to Britain’s workers

18 May 2012

In the Queen’s Speech earlier this month (May 9th), the government reaffirmed its position on employment law, once again describing aspects of critical legislation as a “burden” on businesses.

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