Sarah Glenister

How the UK’s weak labour laws leave UK workers more vulnerable than those in Greece

20 December 2012

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

The failure of the UK to ratify an international protocol has left British workers and trade unions in a position potentially more vulnerable than those in long-suffering Greece.

Evasion of law by Sodexo demonstrates short-sightedness of collective redundancy consultation period cuts

19 December 2012

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

On the day Employment Relations Minister, Jo Swinson announced the government will halve the minimum consultation period employers must take before mass redundancies, a trade union has been forced to ballot their members for industrial action as services contractor Sodexo attempts to evade existing laws on the matter.

Does the noise from ice cream vans really affect more people than cutting employment rights, Oliver Letwin?

13 December 2012

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

Oliver Letwin, Cabinet Office Minister responsible for coordinating government policy, tries to defend the government's new approach to consultations (that is, making them more difficult to respond to), to the Secondary Legislation and Scrutiny Committee.

Govt gives opposition just two weeks to respond to consultations

15 November 2012

By Sarah Glenister

The government's reform of its approach to public consultations could leave sections of society without a voice.

It's time for a public inquiry into blacklisting

02 November 2012

By Sarah Glenister

New developments show the Information Commissioner's Office seized only a tiny minority of evidence when blacklist holder Consulting Association was investigated in 2009.

Update to Coalition's plans to reverse 114-year-old employment right - new briefing released

24 October 2012

By Sarah Glenister

This topic will be discussed at our forthcoming Health and Safety conferences in London and Liverpool.

Thompsons Soliticors explains the content and implications of the newly proposed amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which threatens to remove employers' strict liability when a worker is injured on the job.

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