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Tories 'sympathise' with victims of blacklisting, but reluctant to act

23 January 2013

Yesterday afternoon (23 January 2013), a debate was held in the House of Commons on blacklisting.

 

 

 

 

Cameron's EU speech may include some of the most worrying comments made by the Coalition so far

23 January 2013

By Roger Jeary

The EU is a Westminster village debate which bears little relevance to those outside other than the media and the boardrooms of commerce and industry.

Strengthening the Blacklisting Regulations: An Institute of Employment Rights Briefing

23 January 2013

The following briefing was produced for Labour MPs prior to the debate in Parliament on blacklisting on the afternoon of 23 January 2013

by Carolyn Jones

It is shameful that so little has been done to acknowledge the scandal of blacklisting and scandalous that even less has been done to compensate those who have suffered from this vile practice.

IER briefing on blacklisting

23 January 2013

The IER has sent a briefing to all Labour MPs ahead of today's debate on blacklisting, which is tabled to commence at 14:30. Our briefing is published below.

Unfairly dismissed workers face further attacks from govt

18 January 2013

In response to the Ending the Employment Relationship consultation, the government has confirmed that it will go ahead with policies that attack unfairly dismissed workers, including the introduction of a 12-month pay cap on compensatory awards for those who are unfairly dismissed and more measures to encourage financial settlement outside of court rather than justice through an employment tribunal for affected employees.

Abolition of Agricultural Wages Board 'would transfer £250m from the pockets of the poor to those of the rich'

18 January 2013

As much as £250 million will be transferred from the pockets of low-paid rural workers to the "coffers of landowners and farmers" if the government's proposals to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board are passed into law.

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