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The NI scandal has exposed corruption right at the heart of the British political system

Prof Keith Ewing, IER President

22 August 2011

The News International scandal has exposed various forms of corruption at the heart of the British political system – a corruption of politicians and a corruption of the police. It has exposed a global company that thought it was above the law, and appeared routinely to break the law with impunity.

UK Recognition Laws Need Amending to Prevent Wapping Bad Practices

15 July 2011

Prof Keith Ewing

In 2001 IER called for a change in the UK’s recognition laws to remove a loophole that allowed anti-union employers to set up sweetheart arrangements blocking applications for recognition from independent unions using the example of News International Staff Association.

Coalition proposals on strike laws already condemned ~ in Bulgaria

10 July 2011

Keith Ewing, IER President

Victimisation of trade union members causes industrial unrest in the UK

The reinstatement of Eamonn Lynch and now Arwyn Thomas by London Underground is a complete vindication of the RMT’s decision to take industrial action in their support.

John Hendy QC's Response to Vince Cable at GMB Conference

6 July 2011

John Hendy QC, IER Chair

In June Vince Cable warned GMB delegates in Brighton about Coalition threats to reduce access to justice and further restrictions on the right to strike. The President and Chairman of IER addressed the same audience and here you can read John Hendy QC’s response.

Workers' Rights Are Under Threat Across The World

6 April 2011

Keith Ewing, IER President

Workers face hostile employers in Wisconsin, Greece and the UK. Today is a day of international solidarity with the public service workers of Wisconsin, whose right to bargain collectively has been stripped away by legislation sponsored by state governor Scott Walker, a man who has led the great state of Wisconsin to pariah status.

Victory in the Court of Appeal

18 March 2011

Keith Ewing

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal on the right to strike in cases involving Aslef and RMT is a major triumph for the British trade union movement in its battle to restore trade union rights.

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