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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.

Protect the Right to Strike. New video clip by Keith Ewing and John Hendy

As the government attempts to rush through the unnecessary and unpopular Trade Union Bill, the IER and the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom have released a new YouTube clip and two new publications to inform the debate. In the video, Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC explain the content and expose the purpose of the Bill.

TUC 2015 Fringe Meeting

PRESS RELEASE: The mythology of business

21 August 2015 A new publication, “The Mythology of Business”, has been released by the Institute of Employment Rights (IER). It dispels some of the myths surrounding business and its supposed benefits. The publication is authored by David Whyte, Professor of Socio-legal studies at the University of Liverpool, and released in conjunction with the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS).

Pre Trade Union Bill analysis

15 July 2015 The Trade Union Bill will have its first reading in the House of Commons today (15 July 2015), when the full extent of the government’s vindictive attack on trade unions and their members will be revealed

NEW: You Tube clip of Ewing & Hendy

18 February 2015 It’s official. UK workers need a pay rise. Thank you Mr Cameron for your belated words of wisdom! But Cameron’s outburst is no more than the Bullingdon Boy’s equivalent of saying, ‘let them eat cake’. Cameron is so far removed from the people he allegedly represents that he cannot see the problems let alone the solutions.

Press Release: Specialist think tank to discuss alternative agenda for labour law.

For immediate release 03 February 2015 The Institute of Employment Rights has brought together a high profile platform of policy makers, trade union leaders and labour lawyers to discuss an alternative, progressive agenda on labour law.

NUJ backs new Collective Bargaining Manifesto

For immediate release 30 October 2013 The NUJ has confirmed its official support for the Institute of Employment Rights' (IER) Collective Bargaining Manifesto, making it the 14th major union to support the new policy proposals.
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