Unions and Politics Publications

Days of Action: The legality of protest strikes against government cuts

K D Ewing and John Hendy QC

Published in October 2011

This latest publication from the Institute considers whether a day of action called by the TUC and trade unions, taking place on a weekday and intended to protest at the government's cuts and austerity measures, could be lawful in the UK in the light of recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

 

 

 

Publications on Trade Unions and Politics

All Institute publications that analyse and discuss trade union politics are listed below. You can read more information on each issue by clicking on the titles.

Rolling out the Manifesto for Labour Law

edited by John Hendy QC, Professor Keith Ewing and Carolyn Jones

Rolling out the Manifesto for Labour Law

The IER’s 2016 Manifesto for Labour Law garnered support from major unions across the UK, the Green Party, the Scottish Nationalist Party, and most of all the Labour Party. Indeed the Labour Party’s popular and influential 2017 Manifesto For the Many, Not the Few adopted many of the IER’s recommendations as a blueprint for future reform.

 

 

 

Europe, the EU and Britain: Workers' Rights and Economic Democracy

a seminar by the Institute of Employment Rights and the Marx Memorial Library

Europe, the EU and Britain: Workers' Rights and Economic Democracy - report of an international seminar held at Marx Memorial Library, London, 01 July 2017

On 01 July 2017, labour movement leaders from across Europe met at the Marx Memorial Library, London, to discuss how a progressive future for workers’ rights can be sought following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. This report documents the meeting, including the transcripts of each presentation, as well as notes on the discussion between panel and delegates on the day.

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8 Good Reasons Why Adult Social Care Needs Sectoral Collective Bargaining

by Dr Lydia Hayes

8 Good Reasons Why Adult Social Care Needs Sectoral Collective Bargaining

In this booklet, Dr Lydia Hayes sets out the lessons learned from her interdisciplinary research into the social care sector, and builds upon the recommendations made in the Institute of Employment Rights' Manifesto for Labour Law: a comprehensive revision of worker’s rights to propose a sectoral collective bargaining structure for the negotiation of wages and conditions.

 

 

 

Protect the right to strike: kill the bill

by Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC

Published September 2015

The Trade Union Bill has now passed its second reading and the government is attempting to rush it through parliamentary procedures. Here two leading experts on trade union rights –Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC – publish a short but comprehensive overview of the Trade Union Bill and its implications.

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