Press Releases

Limits on Tribunal awards for unfair dismissal

14 September 2012

By Roger Jeary

The announcement today (Friday 14th September) by Vince Cable Secretary of State for Business, that tribunal awards for unfair dismissal will be limited to 12 months net pay or national median earnings (£26,000) is the latest in the weakening of employment rights in the UK. Of course, as has been stated and written so many times before, no-one for one moment believes that this will create one single job or boost the economic recovery currently being undermined by the austerity programme of the Chancellor. So why do it?

Attack on trade union freedoms will deepen poverty and inequality, legal experts to warn

07 September 2012

Len McCluskey will join legal experts Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC in a fight against ideological action against trade unions.

G4S costs the taxpayer millions by failing to respect workers’ rights

25 July 2012

The IER asks why G4S tried to fill 10,400 roles with a deal so poor for workers that Locog does not even expect the guards to turn up for duty.

Controlling Fat Cat Pay

20 June 2012

Statutory places for worker reps on remuneration committees would be a far more effective way to control executive pay, says IER.

Ellesmere Port: Success or Sacrifice?

18 May 2012

The IER notes that the Ellesmere Port deal came at a cost.

Why are train drivers male and white? Union asks.

16 May 2012

Train drivers are a colourful group of people. But that doesn't extend to race or gender, according to a report released today at the ASLEF conference. Only about 4.2% of the grade ASLEF represents are women and a mere 4.9% come from ethnic minorities.

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