Roger Jeary

Workplace issues: taking up the issues with the new government

10 June 2015

By Roger Jeary

In its first event since the general election, the Institute examined the consequences for trade unionists and workers’ rights of the election of a conservative government, albeit with a small majority. The conference brought together experts in the field of employment rights, health and safety and whistleblowing as well as psychologists looking at the psychological impact of austerity.

What kind of laws do we want? A report of an IER Conference

13 February 2015

By Roger Jeary, IER Blogger

The Institute’s conference on 11th February saw a fine array of trade union and political leaders alongside legal experts and academics debate the kind of employment law scene that they would want to see post the upcoming election.

Miners strike – the impact 30 years on

31st March 2014

Roger Jeary, Former Director of Research at Unite the Union

I find it hard to believe that 30 years have passed since the commencement of the 1984/85 miners’ strike. The meetings, the rallies and the collections are still quite vivid in my mind. And of course the violence both direct and indirect meted out by government and police and portrayed daily on the news media.

A view on how the govt could stop employers abusing zero-hours contracts

20 December 2013

By Roger Jeary

So Dr Cable wants to stop employers abusing workers through zero-hours contracts and he is consulting the public about how best to do this. Let me offer some suggestions.

Immigration - what the left needs to know

21 November 2013

By Roger Jeary

The Institute of Employment Rights (IER) yesterday (20 November 2013) held a conference on Labour Migration in Hard Times - an issue we firmly believe must become a talking point for trade unions and the left. Regular delegate and IER blogger Roger Jeary was on hand to report on the day's presentations and debates.

Experts weigh in on new TUPE Regulations

25 October 2013

By Roger Jeary

Roger Jeary reports back on the advice and analysis of experts at the Institute of Employment Rights' latest TUPE conference.

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