Trade Union Rights' Publications

The Conservative Government’s proposed strike ballot thresholds: The challenge to trade unions

by Professor Ralph Darlington and Dr John Dobson

Published August 2015

According to the authors of this timely report, the government is attempting to rush into law ‘the most sweeping and radical tightening of rules on industrial action since the Thatcher era of the 1980’s’. They warn that such proposals could result in ‘the biggest showdown over industrial relations for a generation’ and go on to drill down into one aspect of the government’s proposals – strike ballots.

The Conservative Government’s proposed strike ballot thresholds: The challenge to trade unions

by Professor Ralph Darlington and Dr John Dobson

Published August 2015

According to the authors of this timely report, the government is attempting to rush into law ‘the most sweeping and radical tightening of rules on industrial action since the Thatcher era of the 1980’s’. They warn that such proposals could result in ‘the biggest showdown over industrial relations for a generation’ and go on to drill down into one aspect of the government’s proposals – strike ballots.

TUPE 2014

By Richard Arthur

Published June 2014

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 following changes introduced in January 2014?

Reconstruction after the crisis: a manifesto for collective bargaining

By Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC

Published in September 2013

This publication presents an evidence-based policy proposal for the state encouragement of collective bargaining, and particularly sectoral bargaining, as a tried-and-tested means of reducing income inequality and stimulating the sustainable recovery of a strong and resilient economy.

The political attack on workplace representation - a legal response

By Alan Bogg & K D Ewing

Published June 2013

Legal experts respond to the Tory-led Coalition's attack on worker representation in this timely report.

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