Keith Ewing

IER welcomes proposed compensation scheme for blacklisted workers; but this is not even the beginning of the end

11 October 2013

The Institute of Employment Rights (IER) welcomes the news that eight major construction firms involved in the blacklisting scandal have admitted wrong and proposed a joint compensation scheme for those who lost their livelihoods through the abhorrent practice. But President of the IER Professor Keith Ewing has warned that this does not mark the end of the blacklisting scandal.

A raise in minimum wage is welcome, but it’s not the best we can do

27 September 2013

By Professor Keith Ewing and 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.

Zero Hour Contracts: Some Policy Proposals

13 August 2013

Prof Keith Ewing, IER President

There has been much hand-wringing about the growing scandal of zero-hours contracts. Apparently the Office for National Statistics has greatly under-estimated the phenomenon, with revised estimates suggesting that at least a million workers are engaged on such contracts.

Another political attack on free speech

19 July 2013

By Keith Ewing, President of the IER

The Battle of Falkirk is a symptom of a bitter civil war in the Labour party. On the one side are the cavaliers, the Blairite faction led by Progress, a well-funded campaign group. On the other side are the roundheads, a trade union grounded interest, committed to return the Party to its roots. Both sides seem equally determined to prevail.

IER Blacklist Charter

By Keith Ewing

Following the revelations thrown up by the Scottish Affairs Committee blacklisting inquiry, Professor Keith Ewing, President of the IER, has drawn up a Blacklisting Charter, below. You can also download the file here

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