Sarah Glenister

Collective Bargaining - The Only Way To A Fairer Britain For All

13 November 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER Staff

The IER's manifesto to restore workers' right to fight collectively points to a decent future for our country.

The human rights we stand to lose from a Tory government

03 October 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

David Cameron told the BBC's Andrew Marr this weekend that he would withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) if he thought such an action was necessary to "keep our country safe".

U-turns expected on Lobbying Bill after public outcry, but will it still go through largely untouched?

06 September 2013

By Sarah Glenister

Next week, the Committee stage for the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill begins – coinciding with TUC Congress. And it seems public outcry may have forced the Tories to back down on some points.

No real economic change will be felt until income inequality is reduced

05 September 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

Over three years into the Coalition's leadership, the government is now applauding itself for a mediocre rise in economic growth, which remains at a sluggish 0.7%. But the only real indicator of recovery is a long-term improvement in living standards. So how sustainable is the UK's wealth, and how many people feel its effects?

Government response to zero-hours contracts weak-to-non-existent

31 July 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

With a storm gathering in both the left and right-wing media this week over zero-hours contracts – which the coverage suggests are only ever met with repulsion from the public – you would expect some strong government promises and robust inquiries into the problem.

Health and safety: Good for the people, good for the country, it's even good for business, say experts

20 June 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

A comprehensive report on the presentations and arguments given by some of the UK's leading experts at the Institute of Employment Rights' health and safety conference in London.

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