Zero-hour contracts used by employers to silence poorly treated workers, study shows

26 June 2013

A new study from the Resolution Foundation has revealed some employers use zero-hour contracts as a way of scaring their workers into silence in the face of abuses or unfair treatment.

Widespread 'compromise agreements' in the NHS could be gagging whistleblowers

21 June 2013

A report by the National Audit Office has found that compromise agreements - in which an employee is paid money to leave their role and may vow not to disclose certain information - are widespread in the NHS and civil service and may be gagging whistleblowers.

Class Launch Liverpool schedule announced

The schedule for think tank Class's launch in Liverpool - at which Director of the IER Carolyn Jones will Chair and speak - has been announced.

IER responds to Whistleblowing Commission: "Strengthening law and policy"

21 June 2013

The IER has responded to the Whistleblowing Commission of charity Public Concern at Work (PCAW) advocating changes in policy and law to encourage people to come forward about matter of public interest.

Campaign for Trade Union Freedom to hold rally at Durham Miners' Gala

19 June 2013

The Campaign for Trade Union Freedom (CTUF) is holding a rally at the Durham Miners' Gala this summer.

Unison seeks judicial review against employment tribunal fees

19 June 2013

Public sector union Unison is applying to the High Court to launch a judicial review into the introduction of employment tribunal fees, which are to be brought in on July 29th 2013.

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