workers rights

IER launches interactive Coalition timeline

06 September 2012

The IER has launched a brand new interactive timeline on the Coalition's ideological attack on workers' rights and trade unions.

Workers' Rights Are Under Threat Across The World

6 April 2011

Keith Ewing, IER President

Workers face hostile employers in Wisconsin, Greece and the UK. Today is a day of international solidarity with the public service workers of Wisconsin, whose right to bargain collectively has been stripped away by legislation sponsored by state governor Scott Walker, a man who has led the great state of Wisconsin to pariah status.

Victory in the Court of Appeal

18 March 2011

Keith Ewing

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal on the right to strike in cases involving Aslef and RMT is a major triumph for the British trade union movement in its battle to restore trade union rights.

Cable's 'Employers' Charter' incites bosses to take advantage of workers' vulnerability

Keith Ewing

3 February 2011

Keith Ewing

In the same week that the governor of the Bank of England told us inflation-adjusted wages were falling in a manner unseen since the 1920s, Vince Cable is inciting bosses to take advantage of workers’ vulnerability, by telling them in his charter that they have the right to ask their workers to take a pay cut, and to contact women on maternity leave about when they are planning to return.

CBI attacks on Trade Union Rights Rejected

8 October 2010

Keith Ewing, IER President

On the day of last week’s Tube strike the Continuity CBI launched yet another missile in its inimitable version of the class war against working people and their organisations.

Ask your MP to join the Commons debate on 22nd October

23 September 2010

Carolyn Jones, IER Director

The “Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill”: was introduced into Parliament by John McDonnell, MP on 30th June 2010 and will have its second reading on 22nd October. The Bill aims to simplify procedures around industrial action ballots and notices.

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