Trade Unions

What now for trade unions?

“Helpfully Controversial”
“Informative and engrossing”
“Interesting content, delivered well”

Just some of the comments from delegates who attended the latest IER conference in the North West, where an excellent platform of speakers discussed political, strategic and legal issues facing trade unions and their members

Steve Farley, North West TUC, opened the morning with a fact-packed summary of the current economic situation. This was followed by a thought provoking and self proclaimed ‘controversial’ talk from Robert Monks, General Secretary of URTU. Both speakers clearly engaged delegates, and the question and answer session generated a good deal of delegate comment on ways to engage with younger people, develop better relationships with members, and improve recruitment.

Workplace Issues: Learning From the Front Line

27/03/2013 09:30

The New Spectre Haunting Europe

Report from
The New Spectre Haunting Europe: The ECJ, Trade Union Rights and the British Government
Held on
Saturday 28th November 2009, Main Hall, TUC Congress Centre

Prof Ewing (IER)<br />
ECJ Conf
Prof Ewing (IER)
ECJ Conf

Conference report from the Public Services and Transport workshop here

More of Billy Hayes’ report can be read here.

John Monks (ETUC) ECJ Conf
John Monks (ETUC) ECJ Conf

Review: Evening Lecture- 60 Years of ILO Convention 98

Speakers’ papers from the Evening Lecture
held on
Wednesday 1st July

Contributors included:
Prof Keith Ewing, King’s College London, John Hendy QC, Tonia Novitz, Bristol University and Jan Beulens, Belgian lawyer from Antwerp University

The Institute will be shortly producing a publication on Collective Bargaining

Review: Trade Union Freedom Bill: Launch Conference

Conference Report by Gregor Gall

On Wednesday 31 January in London, some 150 trade unionists gathered together for the conference launch of the Institute of Employment Right’s latest book The Right to Strike: from the Trade Disputes Act 1906 to a Trade Union Freedom Bill 2006

The book is the intellectual and ideological ballast to support the move to provide unions with the ability to lawfully and effectively protect their members’ interests through collective mobilisation.

It means overturning both the Tories’ past legal legacy and Labour’s present regulations on industrial action through a redistribution of power.

A range of high-level speakers argued a convincing and stimulating case.

Seminar Paper: Global Rights in Global Companies: Going for Gold at the UK Olympics

Speakers’ papers from
Global Rights in Global Companies: Going for Gold at the UK Olympics
Wednesday 17th may 2006

A one-day conference organised at the House of Commons to examine the globalised market of the 21st century and in the context of the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012, what trade unions can do to ensure that fundamental rights operate throughout the company profile, wherever the company operates.

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