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Dave Prentis: Unions must join together to fight our common foe

18 April 2013

By Roger Jeary

This is not the time for trade unions to compete against one another, but a critical moment for members of the left to come together with voluntary organisations and campaigners to fight against a common foe, General Secretary of Unison Dave Prentis said at yesterday's Public Sector: cuts, privatisation and employment rights conference, organised by the Institute of Employment Rights.

Lessons learned from the frontline

12 April 2013

By Janet Newsham

Janet Newsham reports back on the debate and lessons learned from the IER's most recent conference: Workplace Issues - Learning from the Front Line.

This is the biggest assault on workers’ rights ever

12 April 2013

By David Renton and Anna Macey

The coalition government has launched the most radical overhaul of employment law since unfair dismissal was created in 1971.

National Minimum Wage allowed to "wither on the vine"

12 April 2013

The sixth in a series of articles looking at what the Coalition Timeline has taught us so far, focusing on the weakening of the National Minimum Wage and other pay and benefits issues.

The idea of a public sector ‘pay premium’ is a recent invention

10 April 2013

By Incomes Data Services

In a report for Unison, Incomes Data Services illustrates how the idea of a public sector 'pay premium' is a myth. Karen Jennings, Assistant General Secretary of Unison, will draw from this report in her speech at our Public Sector: pay, privatisation and employment rights conference, and delegates are advised to download it here. There are still some places left at the event, which can be booked here.

5 Ways Public Sector Workers are Being Exploited

10 April 2013

The Coalition's ideologically-driven ambition to shrink the state is leading to increased outsourcing in the public sector, which - alongside new government policy - is dismantling the employment rights of workers across the UK.

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