Author: Sarah

Hospitality staff get tips protection after five-year wait

Former Business Secretary Sajid Javid initially promised the new law in 2016.

Carers get a week off work, but they won’t be paid

The government is introducing a week of unpaid leave for workers with caring duties.

Govt offers workers “right to ask nicely” for flexible working conditions

The government's proposals have been criticised for "tinkering around the edges".

Govt lays out plans to scrap employment laws without Parliamentary debate

Lord David Frost told peers that he wants to introduce a fast-track mechanism for getting rid of EU labour laws.

Raab ‘wants to scrap Human Rights Act’, govt sources claim

The new Justice Secretary has been vocal in his opposition to the Human Rights Act for over a decade.

Policing Bill will “extinguish” right to strike in public services

IER Chair, Lord John Hendy QC, has urged Ministers to define the conditions under which protests would be restricted.

How Newham is fighting back against insecure work with the country’s first Employment Rights Hub

Insecure workers were afraid to self-isolate with Covid-19 in case they lost their job. Now, a local Council is fighting the tide of precarious work.

Govt rejects opportunity to raise social care funds by strengthening employment law

Despite cross-party support, the government does not accept the proposals made in Lord John Hendy QC's Status of Workers Bill.

Bill to abolish insecure work gains cross-party support; passes into Committee stage

The Status of Workers Bill was supported by Crossbench, Conservative, Green and Labour Party peers in the House of Lords today.

Bill to abolish insecure work to be debated in Lords

The Status of Workers Bill has its second reading in the House of Lords today, Friday 10 September 2021.

Workers are £1,000 worse off since 2010

Life under a Conservative government has cost workers an average of £1,000 a year, according to the Labour Party.

Vacancy: Director of the IER

The IER is recruiting for a new Director.
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