Press Releases

IER Chair John Hendy QC on BBC Radio 4

6 January 2011

In a programme hosted by broadcaster Clive Anderson, the Chair of the Institute, John Hendy QC, is joined by David Reed QC, Sir Thomas Morrison and Bronwyn McKenna of Unison as they discuss how the law controls the actions of trades unions and employers during industrial disputes.

Every day 60 people die due to work - Health and Safety laws matter

18 October 2010

Steve Tombs and David Whyte

The authors of a new IER book, Regulatory Surrender: death, injury and the non-enforcement of law reject Lord Young’s health and safety proposals, noting they are based on little more than media myths.

Ballot Restrictions to Remain

23 October 2010

Carolyn Jones, IER Director

Despite a sucessful lobby in support of John McDonnell’s Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill, only 89 MPs turned up to support the Bill when it was discussed in Parliament on 22nd October 2010. The Bill aimed to simplify procedures around industrial action ballots and notices.

Press Release: Minimum Wage Freeze Would Make No Sense

14 October 2010

The Institute of Employment Rights (IER) has warned against any freeze in the minimum wage, claiming that such a move would be both economically and morally unjustifiable.

IER director Carolyn Jones explained that failing to increase the minimum wage – which currently stands at £5.93 an hour for over-21s – in line with inflation would deter some workers from spending their money at Britain’s retail outlets.

IER Health and Safety Report on Left Foot Forward

7 October 2010

The authors of IER’s recent report rebutting the myth of health and safety gone mad, have updated their comments on Left Foot Forward in response to statements by Cameron and Young.

IER North West Conference - Workplace Issues: Redundancy, Victimisation and Worse?

28 January 2010

In response to requests from trade union reps facing the harsh realities of working life during an economic crisis, the Institute is organising an innovative one day conference aimed at equipping reps with the information required to assist their members.

Book now for Tuesday 23rd March 2011, Liverpool, Workplace Issues: Redundancy, Victimisation and Worse?

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