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REVIEW: Europe, the EU and Britain: Workers’ Rights and Economic Democracy

29 January 2018

By John Foster

Last summer's international seminar organised by the Institute of Employment Rights brought together trade unionists from Portugal, Ireland, Cyprus, Germany and Britain in London’s Marx Memorial Library to discuss the EU.

Report calls for employers to be held to account for sexual harassment at work

25 January 2018

Experts are calling for employers to be held to account for the way their female workers are treated by third parties.

UK sick pay/health and safety regulations found to breach international labour law

25 January 2018

Statutory sick pay and health and safety regulations in the UK are in breach of the European Social Charter.

ONS: Real wages continue to fall

24 January 2018

Real wages continued to fall in 2017, according to Office for National Statistics data for the three months between September and November announced today.

Committee warns gender pay gap progress could be reversed under Brexit

23 January 2018

The European Scrutiny Committee has warned that the government has not been clear as to how it will protect equality pay legislation following Brexit.

Casual work "rarely a stepping stone" and increases risk of joblessness, study shows

22 January 2018

Researchers at the Universities of Sheffield and Greenwich have found that taking on casual work is unlikely to lead to a permanent job, and significantly increases people's risk of unemployment.

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