Trade Union Rights' Publications

Days of Action: The legality of protest strikes against government cuts

K D Ewing and John Hendy QC

Published in October 2011

This latest publication from the Institute considers whether a day of action called by the TUC and trade unions, taking place on a weekday and intended to protest at the government's cuts and austerity measures, could be lawful in the UK in the light of recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

 

 

 

Publications on Trade Union Rights

All Institute publications that analyse and discuss trade union rights are listed below. You can read more information on each issue by clicking on the titles.

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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A Manifesto for Labour Law: towards a comprehensive revision of workers’ rights

edited by K D Ewing, John Hendy and Carolyn Jones

A Manifesto for Labour Law: towards a comprehensive revision of workers’ rights

Sold out - second edition coming soon! Pre-order by contacting office@ier.org.uk

The world of work has changed and with it the nature and role of the workforce. For the UK’s 31 million workers, many of the changes have had a devastating impact on their working lives and their living standards. Britain’s workers are amongst the most insecure, unhappy and stressed workers in Europe.

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Protect the right to strike: kill the bill

by Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC

Published September 2015

The Trade Union Bill has now passed its second reading and the government is attempting to rush it through parliamentary procedures. Here two leading experts on trade union rights –Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC – publish a short but comprehensive overview of the Trade Union Bill and its implications.

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