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BRIEFING: The two Brexit ‘deals’ - and their implications for workers’ rights - compared

21 October 2019

The Institute of Employment Rights today published a timely briefing prepared by EU law expert Professor Nicola Countouris and IER President Professor Keith Ewing.

Austerity whistleblower wins Supreme Court case to be granted employment rights

18 October 2019

District Judge, Claire Gilham, has won a Supreme Court case over the interpretation of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA), allowing her to take her whistleblowing case to tribunal.

Govt says it will make modern slavery history – but experts warn the victim toll is rising

18 October 2019

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, today – Anti-Slavery Day – pledged to "consign modern slavery to the history books", but despite government reports that investigations are on the increase, experts warn that the number of victims is rising too.

Govt says it will make modern slavery history – but experts warn the victim toll is rising

18 October 2019

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, today – Anti-Slavery Day – pledged to "consign modern slavery to the history books", but despite government reports that investigations are on the increase, experts warn that the number of victims is rising too.

Govt pushes forward with social care recruitment without reviewing workers' rights

18 October 2019

The government is pushing forward with its social care recruitment campaign, without first addressing the main drivers of high turnover in the sector - poor pay and insecure hours.

Ken Loach supports striking couriers' call for basic workers' rights

11 October 2019

Film director Ken Loach has lent his support to striking mail couriers, who are calling on their employer – a private Royal Mail contractor – to provide them with basic workers' rights.

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