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Casual workers support union action, raising nearly £10k in one day

24 May 2018

Support for unionisation among casual workers appears to be growing, with the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) raising nearly £10,000 in just one day as people rushed to support its legal action against "gig economy" firm Deliveroo.

IER Chair addresses ASLEF conference

22 May 2018

IER Chair, John Hendy QC, addressed the ASLEF conference yesterday (21 May 2018) to detail the proposals of our Manifesto for Labour Law.

Mental health hazards at work should be treated equally to physical hazards, charity says

21 May 2018

The Mental Health Foundation has recommended that mental health hazards in the workplace should be treated equally to physical health hazards by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and by employers.

1 in 9 workers now in insecure jobs, new analysis shows

11 May 2018

New analysis from the TUC has found that one in nine workers in the UK is now employed in an insecure job, such as on a zero-hour contract, through an agency, or in low-paid self-employment.

Director of Labour Market Enforcement recommends shaming brands for supply chain rule breakers

11 May 2018

David Metcalf, Director of Labour Market Enforcement, recommends that the brands at the top of supply chains should be named and shamed when employers in their supply chain flout employment laws.

McDonalds workers strike in protest of zero-hour contracts

04 May 2018

On 01 May, McDonalds workers walked out of branches across England calling for guaranteed hours, a £10 per hour living wage, equal pay for young workers, and union recognition.

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