Launch of Women's Assembly Against Austerity

12 December 2013

Over 40 female leaders signed a letter to the Guardian this week calling for a Women's Assembly Against Austerity to be launched on 22 February 2014 at London's Conway Hall. The signatories included Carolyn Jones, Director of the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) and Vice-Chair of the Morning Star; and member of the IER's Executive Committee Barbara Switzer.

Maternity pay 'could be cut' in 2015

12 December 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted that he will not protect parental pay from overall budget cuts in 2015.

Over two-thirds of private sector firms do not conduct equal pay reviews

11 December 2013

New research has shown that over two-thirds of private sector firms do not perform equal pay reviews, putting them far behind the public sector when it comes to action on equal wages.

Unionised workplaces better protected against recession, study finds

29 November 2013

Recognising trade unions helps to protect employers against recession, a new study has found, providing yet more data to support the Institute of Employment Rights' policy proposals to improve collective bargaining levels across the UK.

UCATT takes construction giants to court over blacklisting

29 November 2013

Construction workers' union UCATT has begun legal proceedings against several major construction companies who have been involved in the blacklisting scandal.

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