Author: IER

What price justice? Too dear for you!

04 March 2012 As the misnamed Ministry of Justice considers responses to its consultation paper on charging fees in employment tribunals, IER notes that a cursory glance at the state of British employment rights and trade union freedoms highlights the extent to which access to justice is systematically being shut down for British workers.

The right to request time off is too much of a burden, govt says

16 February 2011 The government announced today that time to train regulations will not be extended to small and medium enterprises this April.

Pensions Conference Papers Now Available

Conference papers now available

Pension Rights and Age Discrimination Conference Papers

Conference papers are now available

IER Publishes ‘Days of Action’

10 January 2012 A timely report from John Hendy QC and Keith Ewing on the legality of protest strikes against government cuts is now available to purchase online direct from the Institute here

Glass ceiling still stopping womens’ progress

01 September 2011 A recent gender pay gap report shows that although the pay gap may have narrowed for junior managerial staff, the glass ceiling is still as strong as ever for women trying to move into senior management.

TUC say health and safety myths shouldn’t be used as an excuse

25 August 2011 See Brendan Barber's response to the HSE's new top ten list of bizarre health and safety concerns which organisations have given for cancelling activities or events.

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Recent press releases from the Institute

You will find below a list of all the latest press releases from the Institute of Employment Rights, covering our publications, consultation responses, briefings and events. If you need any further information please contact Carolyn Jones on 0151 207 5265.

Blacklisting not just a UK problem

IER Reaction to Government Axing of One Third of HSE Workplace Inspections

9 March 2011 Unannounced workplace inspections could be reduced by a third from 2011–12 onwards, according to a leaked letter obtained by the BBC’s File on 4 programme. An IER Briefing by Steve Tombs and David Whyte sets out the danger of deregulating health and safety.
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