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18 April 2019

The EU has introduced new rules to offer more protection to workers in the 'gig' economy, including the right to compensation for short-notice cancellation of shifts; a ban on exclusivity clauses; a "day one" right to a description of their duties, standard working day, and pay information; and mandatory training for which workers will be paid at their usual rate.

18 April 2019

New research from the TUC has found that British workers put in more hours than anywhere else in the EU, and yet economic productivity is still low.

18 April 2019

The Scottish Labour Party has backed the Institute of Employment Rights' Charter of Workers' Rights, leader Richard Leonard announced at the Scottish Trade Union Congress on Monday (15 April 2019).

Promoted Publication

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.




Upcoming Conferences and Events

Case law development: labour law review - London

24/04/2019 09:30

Wednesday 24 April 2019

A one day conference
Unite the Union, London

At this interactive, hands-on conference, trade union representatives and others interested in defending workers’ rights will learn how recent changes in the law are being interpreted in the courts, as well as given the opportunity to apply what they learn to issues in their own workplace.