Trade Union Rights' Publications

The Law on Industrial Action Under the Conservatives

By Dr Sonia McKay

Published in February 1996

In the first comprehensive study of its kind the author looks at the impact of Conservative employment laws since 1980 by examining all known cases of legal action taken against the unions during the period. Dr McKay concludes that employers are now more prepared to go to law and more skilled in employing the law in their interests.

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Industrial Action Ballots and the Law

By Jane Elgar and Bob Simpson

Published in January 1996

LSE based academics publish the results of a three year research project on the effects of pre strike ballots and show how the law has substantially undermined the ability of trade union members to negotiate successfully for their demands and to democratically determine their own procedures.

Labour Law and Freedom – Further Essays in Labour Law

By Professor Bill Wedderburn QC

Published in October 1995

Published in conjunction with Lawrence and Wishart this 464 page volume is a collection of essays by the doyen of British employment law Lord Wedderburn QC. It contains a number of essays especially written for this volume.

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The Limits of Industrial Action

By Gwyneth Pitt

Published in May 1995

Working Time in Britain: Towards a European Model - Part I: The European Union Directive

By Brian Bercusson

Published in January 1994

Are you a member of a trade union?
Part I updated and reprinted November 1996

European Social Dialogue – Alibi or Opportunity

By Professor Bob Hepple

Published in August 1993

Hepple traces the development of the European social policy, explains the weaknesses of the social chapter and urges unions to develop a set of fundamental principles for the protection of workers’ rights.

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