New Year Publication Sale 2017!

Submitted by sglenister on Tue, 22/11/2016 - 15:19

Special IER publication packages from just £5!

Help to support our charity by taking advantage of our annual New Year sale - great bargains on thought-provoking material from the IER's network of leading academics and lawyers.





To order any of the following deals by cheque or invoice, please fill out and post to us our Xmas order booking form

1: A New Deal for Workers

2016 marked the year the Institute of Employment Rights' Manifesto for Labour Law was adopted by the Labour Party, presenting workers across the UK with a progressive, workable, and evidence-based alternative to neoliberalist laws. For a limited time only, you can receive a free copy of our Manifesto for Collective Bargaining when you buy our Manifesto for Labour Law for the chance to see how the way our policies have expanded and evolved.

The Manifesto for Collective Bargaining was authored in 2013 by our Chair and President John Hendy QC and Professor Keith Ewing respectively. A bestseller for the IER at the time of its release, the Manifesto for Collective Bargaining attracted the support of the UK's major trade unions and was an essential step on the way to our Manifesto for Labour Law, which after receiving the backing of Jeremy Corbyn's team, now represents the labour movement's greatest opportunity in modern times, to influence the employment law agenda in Westminster.

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2: Access to Justice 2016

This year, we added to the ongoing conversation around workers' increasingly restricted access to justice with a new mythbuster from Andrew Moretta - Access to Justice: Exposing the Myths.

This volume - in our popular, new easy-to-read format - highlights how enforcement of rights has shifted away from collective bargaining towards individual rights; the “red tape” and “burdens on business” ideology paved the way for systematic attacks on the tribunal system; and new anti-trade union legislation threatening to remove the ability of the labour movement to adequately protect workers.

Now, you can receive our two previous top-sellers on Access to Justice alongside our new mythbuster for just £15. Justice Deferred offers a comprehensive guide to the undermining of employment tribunals, while Access to Justice offers expert critique - including John Hendy QC and several other leading experts and academics.

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3: Labour Law Highlights

Our annual Labour Law Highlights publication tracks the development of employment law over the past year. Now you can buy an expert analysis of labour law as it has developed over the last four years. During January 2017, purchasers of this package will also receive Labour Law Highlights 2016!

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4: Promoting Economic Equality

‘Britain needs a pay rise’ is now a popular concept. And yet the government continues to talk in terms of cuts in pay, pensions and jobs. Why? Economists around the world now admit that austerity isn’t working for the vast majority of the population. Our economy needs a boost – and not just in the sale of luxury cars to the very rich. Britain needs workers who are well paid and secure in their employment so that they are in a position to pay tax, come off in-work benefits and buy the goods made by other workers. It’s common sense. Two publications from IER set out why trade unions should be at the very heart of such an economic transformation.

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5: Re-regulating Zero Hour Contracts

Zero Hour Contracts are highly profitable for employers, but lead to insecurity of income and low pay for workers. The authors point to rigidities in employment law and the operation of the tax-benefit system which forces people to take any job offered as being responsible for the rise in zero hours contracting.

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As the author of this timely report notes, ‘The period since 1981 has seen the proliferation of privatisation and contracting out, with a dominant theme being a desire to reduce wages and other workforce-related costs.’ Against this background, TUPE has traditionally provided essential protections for workers. But how effective are those protections now?

This publication guides the reader through statutory and judicial changes in some detail, with reference to leading cases both in the UK and in Europe. It considers the implications and likely impact of changes in law and the ability of employers to change terms derived from collective agreements.

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