News Brief 13/09/2013

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IER at the 2013 Trades Union Congress

Many thanks to everybody who came over to our stall or attended our fringe meeting at the Trades Union Congress this week. We were pleased to meet you all and delighted to hear that our resources - including this News Brief! - have been found valuable.

Significant problems with Lobbying Bill Trade Union Administration proposals go under debate

13 September 2013

On Wednesday (13 September 2013), Parliament met for the Second Reading of Part 3 of the Lobbying Bill, which concerns Trade Union Administration. During the debate, Labour MPs highlighted a number of significant problems relating to the Bill, and the way the government has introduced it to parliament.



Commons debate: Trade unions and employers should work together

13 September 2013

Yesterday (12 September 2013), a debate on employment rights was held in parliament, with support shown for a combined effort from trade unions and employers to improve labour conditions.

IER President Professor Keith Ewing analyses human rights implications of Lobbying Bill

12 September 2013

President of the Institute of Employment Rights and Professor of Public Law at Kings College London Professor Keith Ewing has authored a new briefing on the human rights implications of the Lobbying Bill.

IER produces new briefing on the implications of Coalition proposals for employment agencies

12 September 2013

Leading employment law researcher Professor Sonia McKay has authored a new Institute of Employment Rights briefing on the implications of Coalition proposals on employment agencies.

Inquiry launched into zero-hours contracts

12 September 2013

An inquiry has been launched into the use and abuse of zero-hours contracts.

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