Sarah Glenister

Business leaders eager to drown out voices of workers?

13 June 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

The Institute of Directors, which one cannot fail to notice has the ear of the Department of Business, has released statistics showing the majority of its members wish for strike action to be banned in a wide range of industries.

Trade unions need young members, and young workers need trade unions

30 May 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

The latest trade union membership statistics, released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills yesterday (29 May 2013), shows the age of the average trade union member is increasing at the same time as young workers need representation more than ever.

Whistleblowers dismissed in their droves, but govt make it harder to make a stand

17 May 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

A report from whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work (PCAW) has highlighted how misguided the government's Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) really is.

Access to justice: only for the rich

19 April 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

This is the seventh and final article in our series exploring what the Coalition Timeline has taught us so far.

National Minimum Wage allowed to "wither on the vine"

12 April 2013

The sixth in a series of articles looking at what the Coalition Timeline has taught us so far, focusing on the weakening of the National Minimum Wage and other pay and benefits issues.

5 Ways Public Sector Workers are Being Exploited

10 April 2013

The Coalition's ideologically-driven ambition to shrink the state is leading to increased outsourcing in the public sector, which - alongside new government policy - is dismantling the employment rights of workers across the UK.

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