About the IER

The Institute of Employment Rights is a think tank for the trade union movement and a registered charity.

The IER exists to inform the debate around trade union rights and labour law by providing information, critical analysis, and policy ideas through our network of academics, researchers and lawyers.

We were established in February 1989 as an independent organisation to act as a focal point for the spread of new ideas in the field of labour law. In 1994 the Institute became a registered charity.

We hope to provide the labour movement with the information and history needed to develop an alternative and more equitable framework of labour law.

Lord John Hendy QC, Chair of the IER

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