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May's workers' rights concession 'meaningless', say IER experts

07 March 2019

Chair and President of the Institute of Employment Rights – John Hendy QC and Professor Keith Ewing, respectively – have warned that the concessions Theresa May has given on workers' rights in a bid to push through her Brexit deal are meaningless.

AUDIO: John McDonnell, John Hendy QC, Professor Keith Ewing and Carolyn Jones on the last 30 years of the IER

01 March 2019

Click play to hear the audio from our 30th Anniversary reception on Wednesday 06 February 2019, including speeches from IER Director Carolyn Jones, IER President Professor Keith Ewing, IER Chair John Hendy QC and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

Privatised probation collapse

01 March 2019

Despite warnings from unions and campaigners over the fragility of the government's part-privatisation programme for probation services, and the risks to service users and the taxpayer of outsourcing in this area, Ministers did not listen and now areas of the service are collapsing.

Manchester Deliveroo couriers announce Valentine's strike

12 February 2019

Deliveroo couriers in Manchester will go on strike on Valentine's Day, their union the Industrial Workers of the World has announced.

Govt begs young people to work in care – for less than minimum wage

12 February 2019

The government is appealing for young workers to join the care sector in a bid to plug an ever-expanding staff-shortage in the industry, but will not ensure they receive the National Minimum Wage for all hours worked.

Over half of councils don't insist on care staff being paid for full day of work, FOI request reveals

31 January 2019

A Freedom of Information Request made by Unison has revealed that more than half of councils fail to insist that care workers are paid for their whole day of work, leading to thousands being paid below the minimum wage.

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