John Hendy QC

There is an urgent need for greater collective bargaining in the UK

18 September 2013

By Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC

The right to agree wages and conditions collectively with employers made a huge difference to workers' lives. We need it back urgently.

Osborne and Cable stack tribunal odds against workers

George Osborne announced at the Conservative Party Conference that from April 2012 workers will have to be employed for two years instead of one year to qualify for unfair dismissal protection.

21 November 2011

How can we step up Britain's fight back

Prof Keith Ewing, IER President and John Hendy QC, IER Chairman

15 September 2011

Across the globe unions are organising resistance to what is an almost uniform governmental response to the current crisis of capitalism.

States have drained their coffers to bail out the financial gamblers and are now taking the opportunity to slash public services and cut the wages, pensions and job security of their employees.

Working people in both the private and public sectors are suffering and are increasingly angry and unions have organised mass protest around the world.

John Hendy QC's Response to Vince Cable at GMB Conference

6 July 2011

John Hendy QC, IER Chair

In June Vince Cable warned GMB delegates in Brighton about Coalition threats to reduce access to justice and further restrictions on the right to strike. The President and Chairman of IER addressed the same audience and here you can read John Hendy QC’s response.

Support the Bill Mr Brown

18 October 2009

John Hendy QC and Prof Keith Ewing

The high court injunction granted last Friday (12th October 2007) against the Communication Workers Union’s (CWU) strike illustrates why hundreds of trade unionists will be gathering at Westminster today (18th October 2007) to support the trade union rights and freedom bill, which is scheduled for its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 19th October 2007.

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