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GFTU and IER Sunday Night Special

29/08/2012 16:03

Sunday 9 September 2012

A joint meeting and social at the TUC Conference
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

Fringe entry free. Essential to register for fish & chips supper at


Institute of Employment Rights Chair John Hendy QC, President Professor Keith Ewing and UNITE General Secretary Len McCluskey discuss trade union rights and the legality of action in protest of austerity as part of this joint event.

Institute Fringe Events and Public Meetings

The Institute runs a number of fringe meetings at union conferences and TUC Congress every year covering a range of areas of employment law and trade union rights. Details of all events can be found below.

Trade unions: New rights; new freedoms

23/09/2013 12:30
23/09/2013 14:00

Monday 23 September 2013

A fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference
Alexandra Room, The Grand, 97-99 King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW

Organised by The Institute of Employment Rights, the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom and Unite the Union.

Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC will discuss and take questions on their new manifesto for collective bargaining - an in-depth policy proposal for the Labour Party on how increased workers' rights could lead to greater demand and a stronger and more resilient economy.

Unison conference fringe meeting: Trade Union Freedom - Working Against Austerity

19/06/2013 12:45

Wednesday 19 June 2013

A fringe meeting
Hall 2N, Conference Centre
Sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors
Refreshments provided

The Institute of Employment Rights is joining with the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom to present the argument for further trade union freedoms and opposition to austerity at this year's Unison conference in Liverpool.

How much further could union action go against austerity cuts?

30 August 2012

Len McCluskey, Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC will discuss how much further union action can legally go in opposing the government's austerity cuts at this year's TUC Conference.

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