Human rights committee calls on govt to publish evidence that UK cannot afford optimum parental leave

27 June 2013

In its report on the Children and Families Bill, which is currently passing through parliament, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has called on the government to make public the evidence it has to show that the UK cannot afford the most effective shared parental leave plan.

UN Special Rapporteur calls for increased trade union rights in the UK

27 June 2013

Trade union rights in the UK must be strengthened, the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom or peaceful assembly and of association Maina Kiai has said.

Spending review deepens attack on public sector workers

26 June 2013

Today’s spending review has announced further attacks on public sector workers’ pay and job security.

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.

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