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Join the Institute in Durham for our ‘Eve of Gala’ Rally

A fantastic way to start the Big Meeting weekend - don't miss it. 

Number of people in insecure work reaches record 4.1 million

1 in 8 workers now in employment that offers little or no security, says TUC

PCS threatens new Rwanda legal challenge

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union has threatened further legal action over the government’s Rwanda scheme.

UK Hazards Campaign announces a manifesto for a health and safety system fit for ALL workers

'Decent jobs and decent lives' now available to download

Spycops Public Inquiry resumes live evidence in July amidst growing crisis

The Undercover Policing Inquiry, is about to resume hearing live evidence

Amazon workers on verge of historic vote on union recognition

It would be the first time Amazon has recognised a trade union in UK history

‘Making Work Pay’ – workers’ rights in Labour’s 2024 Manifesto

Keir Starmer launched the party's manifesto, 'Change' at an event in Manchester on Thursday.

Algorithmic Management is radically changing the way we are managed at work – IER report launch (video)

Authors Professor Philippa Collins and Dr Joe Atkinson spoke at the event at the NEU on Thursday 6th June

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) publish Election Manifesto

Nursing staff are stretched to their limit. Overworked, underpaid, at breaking point, they say.

Brighton & Hove Council faces thousands of equal pay claims

GMB union has written to Brighton and Hove Council around equal pay claims that could affect thousands of women.

Report proposes new rights to protect workers from ‘unfair, unaccountable and uncaring’ algorithms

New IER report calls for a new generation of rights to protect workers from the rise of ‘management by algorithm’

Tata dispute shows employers must balance sustainability targets with workers’ rights

Unite the union has announced plans to escalate industrial action at steelworks in Port Talbot and Llanwern in South Wales