Press Releases

NUJ backs new Collective Bargaining Manifesto

For immediate release

30 October 2013

The NUJ has confirmed its official support for the Institute of Employment Rights' (IER) Collective Bargaining Manifesto, making it the 14th major union to support the new policy proposals.

Bectu, AEP, POA become latest unions to get behind the manifesto for collective bargaining

For immediate release

24 October 2013

The number of unions officially backing the Institute of Employment Rights' Manifesto for Collective Bargaining has grown to 13 following the addition of media and entertainment union BECTU, the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) and the Professional Trades union for Prison, Correctional & Secure Psychiatric Workers (POA).

ASLEF becomes tenth union to back IER Manifesto for Collective Bargaining

For immediate release

11 October 2013

Railway union ASLEF has announced its official support for the Institute of Employment Rights' (IER's) latest package of policy proposals Reconstruction after Crisis: a manifesto for collective bargaining. This makes the organisation the tenth union to give the manifesto their backing, including Unite, Unison, GMB, NUT, PCS, CWU, UCU, RMT and ATL.

Think tank offers policy proposals on zero-hours contracts

For Immediate Release

18 September 2013

Following Business Secretary Vince Cable's announcement this week that a consultation will be launched into zero-hours contracts, the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) published policy proposals that aim to eradicate the exploitation of workers while retaining a degree of flexibility for businesses.

Unions back alternative growth strategy to be launched at TUC Congress

23 August 2013

The Institute of Employment Rights (IER) will launch a policy proposal for an alternative growth strategy at the TUC Congress this year.

Workers are integral to saving the flailing construction industry - so why not let them have a voice?

16 January 2013

Yesterday (15 January 2013), Minister for Construction and Tory MP Michael Fallon announced the launch of an 18-member advisory council, which has been developed by Government Chief Construction Adviser Peter Hansford in order to look at ways to help the flailing construction industry get back on its feet.

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