NHS Funding Bill enters Parliament in week report warns lives are being lost due to staff shortages

17 January 2020

The NHS Long Term Plan Funding Bill, which will enshrine in law the Prime Minister’s promise to provide an extra £33.9 billion every year to reach an annual cash injection of £148.5 billion by 2024, entered Parliament this week.

Probation staff face unreasonable workloads, inadequate training and poor working conditions, Inspectorate finds

17 January 2020

A report published this week by Her Majesty’s Probation Service Inspectorate has criticised the National Probation Service for its management of staff and their working conditions.

Johnson and employment law – what we know so far

14 January 2020

Happy New Year to all from everybody at the Institute of Employment Rights.

We kick off 2020 under a new government, and closer than ever to leaving the European Union. As the IER has detailed in previous reports, both events introduce uncertainty for UK employment law. A detailed report and briefing on the potential impact of Brexit on workers’ rights was published by Professor Nicola Countouris and our President Professor Keith Ewing last year, the relevance of which has only increased since the results of the general election were announced.

Labour promises to close gender pay gap by 2030

15 November 2019

The Labour Party has promised to close the gender pay gap by 2030 by improving wages, workers' protections, and enforcement of the law.

Govt plans to amend Human Rights Act would contravene the European Convention on Human Rights, experts warn

15 November 2019

The Conservative Party has proposed to amend the Human Rights Act so as to prevent the investigation of British soldiers accused of the murder of Irish citizens during the Troubles.

McStrikers gear up for Global Day of Action

11 November 2019

Workers across McDonald's franchises – nicknamed McStrikers – are readying themselves for a Global Day of Action tomorrow (Tuesday 12 November 2019).

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