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Rachel Yates

Rachel Yates
Rachel Yates

Rachel Yates

Rachel Yates is Centre Coordinator at think tank CLASS - the Centre for Labour and Social Studies.

Outsourcing on the ‘never-never’

14 January 2019

By Professor David Whyte and Ben Crawford, University of Liverpool

In the first report from a collaborative project between the Institute of Employment Rights and the University of Liverpool - Employment Rights and the Shareholder: Workers Rights vs Owners Rights - Professor David Whyte and PhD student Ben Crawford explain how and why the UK's privatisation model is falling apart.

One step forward for Shrewsbury pickets

14 December 2018

By Eileen Turnball and Carolyn Jones

In 1972, building workers across the UK took part in the first ever national strike. At that time, construction workers faced powerful, hostile employers. Lump labour (bogus self-employment) was common and health and safety measures were non-existent. At the end of the twelve-week dispute, in September 1972, they succeeded in winning the highest ever pay rise in the history of the industry.

Court gives green light for pickets to challenge CCRC

07 December 2018

By Eileen Turnbull and Harry Chadwick, Shrewsbury 24 Campaign

On Friday 9th November 2018 the Shrewsbury pickets won an important victory in their long struggle to overturn their convictions. In the Administrative Court in Birmingham, Mr Justice Jay gave permission for the pickets’ application for judicial review to proceed to a full hearing.

Teachers and headteachers consider ‘unprecedented’ joint strike over schools cuts

12 November 2018

By Sarah Glenister, National Development Officer, Institute of Employment Rights

This week, three education unions will consult their members over taking industrial action in response to last week’s budget.

Brexit, the gig economy and the rise of the machines

12 November 2018

By Sarah Glenister, National Development Officer, Institute of Employment Rights

Every autumn, for over a decade, employment law experts have gathered for the Institute of Employment Rights’ (IER’s) annual Employment Law Update — a chance to discuss the year’s developments in labour law, as well as consider future opportunities and challenges.

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