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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.

New report offers practical advice on protecting workers from dismissal over social media posts

A new report offers practical advice to trade unions seeking to protect their workers from dismissal over the content of their social media posts.

IER launches new proposals to end job insecurity and low pay

Independent think tank the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) will launch a comprehensive package of labour law proposals - Rolling out the Manifesto for Labour Law - on Sunday 09 September at TUC Congress.

New report recommends public inquiry into blacklisting scandal & criminal sanctions for blacklisters

14 December 2017A new report published by independent think tank the Institute of Employment Rights recommends a public inquiry is conducted into the blacklisting scandal, and sets out a Manifesto Against Blacklisting, proposing changes to the law, including criminal sanctions for employers operating blacklists. 

Study: Exploitation of care workers demands action on sectoral collective bargaining

04 October 2017 A new report from think tank The Institute of Employment Rights, authored by a Cardiff University expert on labour standards in care work, concludes that establishing a sectoral collective bargaining process to negotiate workers' pay and conditions in the social care industry is the best way to prevent the exploitation of carers and improve the quality of care for service users.

Shadow Chancellor: IER Manifesto will inform future Labour policy

30 June 2016 Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said that the Institute of Employment Rights' Manifesto for Labour Law will be used as a blueprint for future Labour policy.
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