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Labour’s Fair Pay Agreements policy “wise and progressive”

Experts at the independent think tank, the Institute of Employment Rights, welcome today's Labour Party proposal for Fair Pay Agreements.

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.

“Devil will be in the detail” of Labour Party’s ‘new deal for working people’

The IER welcomes the Labour Party's continued commitment to trade union rights, but warns that careful policymaking is critical to its success.

New Bill will abolish insecure work

The Status of Workers Bill was introduced to the House of Lords today.

IER experts to hold free seminar on new trade union rights Bill

Experts from the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) will hold a free seminar on the new Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill on Tu

IER launches free seminar on govt failings over Covid health and safety

The IER will hold a free-to-attend seminar on the government and HSE's response Covid-19 in the workplace at 10am on Tuesday 30 March 2021.

UK government downplaying Covid-19 workplace risk, report warns

The risk of Covid-19 transmission in the workplace remains significant and is being dangerously downplayed by the UK government's light-touch approach

IER experts submit fair recovery plan to Labour Party policy forum

IER experts have submitted 41 recommendations to transform the world of work.

Research: UK’s attitude to health and safety among the worst in Europe

The UK’s commitment to ILO health and safety standards exceeds only that of Romania and Estonia among all EU Member States.

Over 11 million workers may face destitution due to gaps in the government’s Coronavirus income protection plans

Analysis by Lord John Hendy QC finds that over 11 million people could face significant financial hardship during the current crisis.

New report reveals how the UK has fallen foul of international labour law

IER has published an expert-led analysis of the international laws to which the government to conform.
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