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John McDonnell endorses IER at Unite Conference

06 July 2018

The Institute of Employment Rights was at the Unite union conference this week, where Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell endorsed the proposals of our Manifesto for Labour Law, and we welcomed Shadow Business Minister Rebecca Long-Bailey to our fringe meeting.

UN to investigate impact of austerity on human rights in UK

29 June 2018

Professor Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights for the United Nations (UN), will visit the UK this autumn to investigate the impact of eight years of austerity measures.

GMB reports Met Police to ICO

27 June 2018

The GMB union has reported the Metropolitan Police to the Information Commissioners' Office (ICO) after it ignored a Freedom of Information request.

Unions win pay offer of up to 27.7% for NHS Scotland workers

27 June 2018

NHS Scotland has offered workers a pay offer worth up to 27.7% over the next three years in a deal brokered by healthcare unions.

MoJ 'did not do due diligence' when contracting Carillion

26 June 2018

The Ministry of Justice did not do due diligence when contracting Carillion to provide facilities management for the prison service, the Minister for Prisons has inferred.

Hermes couriers 'workers', rules tribunal

25 June 2018

In the latest employment status challenge against a 'gig' economy employer, a tribunal has ruled yet again that workers have been misclassified as self-employed and thus deprived of their employment rights.

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