Trade Unions

Picketing and the Trade Union Bill: Written Evidence

02 February 2016

Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC submitted supplementary written evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights, following their initial submission on the Bill in November 2015.

Trade Union Bill: Written Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

02 February 2016

Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC submitted written evidence on the Trade Union Bill to the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) in November 2015.

The eclipse of the rule of law: Trade union rights and the EU

20 January 2016

In a new briefing from the Institute of Employment Rights, Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC examine how there is a "severe tension at the heart of the neo-liberal project", which leads to international law being eclipsed by corporate interests.

"There is a compelling ideological desire to redesign the function of trade unions (as service rather than regulatory bodies), and a compelling desire to reduce the size of the State (and with it the points of resistance to this ambition).

Transparency of Lobbying etc. A note on potential human rights implications

12 September 2013

Professor Keith Ewing, President of the IER and Professor of Public Law at Kings College London, analyses the human rights implications of the Transparency of Lobbying Bill (etc) in this new briefing

Strike Rules in the EU 27

The Institute has always argued that the right to strike is a fundamental, basic right. It is a freedom enshrined in international law and enjoyed – to various degrees – by most workers across the globe.

This report, produced by the European Trade Union Institute in 2007, provides an interesting and useful overview of the different legal frameworks covering the right to strike across Europe.

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