Employment Rights Publications

The Right to Strike: From the Trade Disputes Act 1906 to a Trade Union Freedom Bill 2006

By Prof Keith Ewing

Published in January 2007

This book tells the story of the Trade Disputes Act 1906, in celebration of its centenary. That Act was one of the most important pieces of labour legislation ever passed by a British Parliament. It provided very simple legal protection for the right to strike for sixty-five years, and left a legacy which is found on the statute book to this day.

The substance of today’s law however, is far removed and much weaker than the position established in 1906. For that reason, the Trade Union Freedom Bill is designed to soften some of the harder edges of the Thatcher bequest.

Justice Deferred: a critical guide to the Coalition's employment tribunal reforms

By David Renton and Anna Macey

Published in February 2013

This publication offers a chilling reminder of the extent to which access to justice is being systematically shut down by the Coalition government.

Federation News Spring 2011: Private Enterprise in Public Services

May 2011

The language of "enterprise" has once again come to dominate British society. This enterprise crusade - a throwback to the Thatcherite political ideology of the 1980's - has been launched in the hope of providing moral and economic justification for unprecedented cuts in the public sector.

Public Interest Whistleblowing: Twelve Years of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

by Catherine Hobby

Published in August 2010

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The ongoing problems faced by whistleblowers in the workplace are examined in this booklet. The author, Catherine Hobby analyses the impact of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 12 years after it was introduced.

Federation News: Enforcement Issues

Edited by Steve Gibbons

Published in August 2009

This edition brings together an excellent range of issues highlighting the problems associated with the enforcement of rights at work.

Agency and Migrant Workers

By Dr Sonia McKay

Published in July 2009

Agency working is high on the political agenda. A draft European directive means that the UK will have to introduce a new law to give a right to no less favourable treatment for agency workers, compared to directly employed workers.

Agency work is also the subject of political debate, due to the poor terms and conditions that many agency workers experience, particularly those in low paying jobs and significantly where they are migrant workers. For this reason a publication on agency work and migrants is timely.

 

 

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