Publications

Labour Law Highlights 2017

edited by Rebecca Tuck

Labour Law Highlights 2017

2017 has been a key year for employment law, with Unison’s success in its judicial review against tribunal fees; the implementation of the Trade Union Act 2016; the publishing of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, which puts forth recommendations for the reform of labour law in light of the burgeoning ‘gig economy’; and the continued negotiation of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

 

 

Blacklisting: the need for a public inquiry (including a Manifesto Against Blacklisting)

by Dave Smith and Alex Just

Blacklisting: the need for a public inquiry (including a Manifesto Against Blacklisting)

In his thoughtful account of the conspiracy, which incorporates the first-hand experiences of blacklisted workers and their families, the author leads readers through the multitude of obstacles faced by the victims. It concludes with a call for a public inquiry that forces those involved to publically account for their actions; and a detailed Manifesto Against Blacklisting

 

 

 

Europe, the EU and Britain: Workers' Rights and Economic Democracy

a seminar by the Institute of Employment Rights and the Marx Memorial Library

Europe, the EU and Britain: Workers' Rights and Economic Democracy - report of an international seminar held at Marx Memorial Library, London, 01 July 2017

On 01 July 2017, labour movement leaders from across Europe met at the Marx Memorial Library, London, to discuss how a progressive future for workers’ rights can be sought following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. This report documents the meeting, including the transcripts of each presentation, as well as notes on the discussion between panel and delegates on the day.

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8 Good Reasons Why Adult Social Care Needs Sectoral Collective Bargaining

by Dr Lydia Hayes

8 Good Reasons Why Adult Social Care Needs Sectoral Collective Bargaining

In this booklet, Dr Lydia Hayes sets out the lessons learned from her interdisciplinary research into the social care sector, and builds upon the recommendations made in the Institute of Employment Rights' Manifesto for Labour Law: a comprehensive revision of worker’s rights to propose a sectoral collective bargaining structure for the negotiation of wages and conditions.

 

 

 

The Legacy of Thatcherism in European Labour Relations: The Impact of the Politics of Neo-Liberalism and Austerity on Collective Bargaining in a Fragmenting Europe

By Miguel Martinez Lucio, Aristea Koukiadaki and Isabel Tavora

The Legacy of Thatcherism in European Labour Relations: The Impact of the Politics of Neo-Liberalism and Austerity on Collective Bargaining in a Fragmenting Europe

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, this analysis – the 11th in our Comparative Notes series – shines a light on the deleterious effect of the nation's deregulatory influence on the bloc.

 

 

 

Health & Safety at Work: Time for Change

By Phil James and David Walters

Health & Safety at Work: Time for Change

The world of work is changing. Fast. But the framework of law tasked with protecting the health, safety and well being of workers is now 50 years old and – according to the authors of this report – no longer fit for purpose. As a result, work continues to generate large and unacceptable levels of harm, despite the massive reductions of employment in high-risk areas of work like manufacturing, docks, steel and mining.

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