Trade Unions

Article 11(3) of the European Convention on Human Rights

12 October 2018

This article, originally authored in 2017, John Hendy QC and Professor Keith Ewing, outlines the engagement of British trade unions with the European Court of Human Rights and investigates the suggestion (gaining currency in trade union circles) that, for reasons of political expediency and without legal justification, the Court has, in recent cases, utilised a range of responses to art.11 cases brought by British trade unions to avoid embarrassing the British government by an adverse judgment.

Rolling out the Manifesto for Labour Law

07 September 2018

Ahead of the launch of our new publication Rolling out the Manifesto for Labour Law, we present a briefing that outlines the 25 recommendations included in the report alongside some of the current labour law issues that justify reform.

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).

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