John Hendy QC
John Hendy QC
John Hendy QC is Chair of the Institute of Employment Rights. He is a leading employment law barrister, operating from Old Square Chambers London, and H P Higgins Chambers in Sydney Australia. He is also vice-chairman of the International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR)and Joint Secretary to the United Campaign for the Repeal of Anti Trade Union Laws. John is standing counsel to UNITE, ASLEF,CWU, NUJ, NUM, POA, RMT and UCU.
11 January 2016
By John Hendy QC and Professor Keith Ewing, Chair and President of the IER
Today marks the House of Lords coming to grips with the government’s Trade Union Bill. The trade unions are campaigning to ‘Kill the Bill’ just as they did with the Conservatives’ Industrial Relations Bill 35 years ago, when Ted Heath was Prime Minister.
25 September 2015
The Institute attended this year’s Trade Union Congress on the 13th-16th of September. This is a short report of our highlights of the conference, which we believe will have a significant bearing on the tact of the movement in the year ahead.
7 January 2015
On 7 January 2015 the Guardian published an open letter submitted by a number of leading representatives from academia, the legal profession and the labour movement. The letter called for the employment tribunal fees introduced by the Coalition Government to be abolished due to the adverse effect of those fees on access to justice and on employment practices. That letter is reproduced below or available on the Guardian website here.