Press Releases

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?

IER Parliamentary Launch - Ruined Lives: Blacklisting in the UK Construction Industry

20 October 2009

MPs To Increase Efforts To Strengthen Blacklisting Measures

A group of Labour MPs have agreed to work with construction union UCATT to pressurise the Government to strengthen the draft regulations designed to outlaw blacklisting.

The MPs agreed to take this action at the parliamentary launch on 20th October 2009 of Ruined Lives: Blacklisting in the UK Construction Industry an academic report which reveals that the Government’s proposed anti-blacklisting regulations are inadequate.

How to Make Corporations Accountable

26 September 2009

How did today’s corporations become so powerful and unaccountable? In this timely report, coinciding with a financial crisis on both sides of the Atlantic, with companies collapsing under the consequences of earlier profit-driven decisions and the taxpayer being asked to bail them out, the authors place the rise of limited liability at the heart of the current economic problems.

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