Trade Union

Response to the government's new approach to consultation

23 November 2012

Roger Jeary responds to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee on behalf of the Institute of Employment Rights about the government's new guidelines for public consultation, which includes cutting some calls for evidence and invitations to comment down to just two weeks.

Trade Union Rights are Human Rights

IER reminds Joint Committee that trade union rights are fundamental human rights recognised in international law

On 9th June 2009, Professor Keith Ewing (IER President) and John Hendy, QC (IER Chairman)presented oral evidence on behalf of IER to the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Watch the oral evidence (second half of the video). The written submission will be available following the publication of the Committee’s Report.

Remit of the 2009 Inquiry of the Joint Committee

IER Briefing: ASLEF v UK

June 2007

On 27th February 2007 the European Court of Human Rights found in favour of ASLEF in a case that could have profound and positive implications for trade unions.

The DTI has now agreed that UK laws need amending to reflect the decision of the Court and to bring UK legislation in line with international standards. A DTI Consultation Paper was therefore published on 16th May offering suggestions on how the UK’s domestic law should be amended. This is the IER response to that Consultation Document.

DTI ASLEF Consultation Document

DTI Consultation Document

IER Submission: The Right to Strike

2004

The Institute of Employment Rights’ submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, prepared by Keith Ewing and John Hendy.

IER Submission: the threat to trade unions of infiltration by far right organisations

2004

As the BNP began to take unions to court for attempting to expel BNP members from the union, the Institute of Employment Rights’ submitted its thoughts on s 174 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 to the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

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