BAME workers a third more likely to be "trapped" in insecure work, study shows

12 April 2019

Black, Asian and ethnic minority workers are a third more likely to become "trapped" in insecure work, a new TUC study has found.

Privatisation blocks NHS workers from receiving agreed pay rise

09 April 2019

Despite last year's headline pay rise for NHS workers, tens of thousands of low-paid staff have not received a penny more.

Court of Appeal refuses 'gig' company permission to challenge 'worker' ruling

02 April 2019

The Court of Appeal has, for the first time, refused the employer permission to challenge the decision of an Employment Tribunal that their so-called 'contractors' were in fact 'workers' and therefore eligible for employment rights.

May's workers' rights concession 'meaningless', say IER experts

07 March 2019

Chair and President of the Institute of Employment Rights – John Hendy QC and Professor Keith Ewing, respectively – have warned that the concessions Theresa May has given on workers' rights in a bid to push through her Brexit deal are meaningless.

AUDIO: John McDonnell, John Hendy QC, Professor Keith Ewing and Carolyn Jones on the last 30 years of the IER

01 March 2019

Click play to hear the audio from our 30th Anniversary reception on Wednesday 06 February 2019, including speeches from IER Director Carolyn Jones, IER President Professor Keith Ewing, IER Chair John Hendy QC and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

Privatised probation collapse

01 March 2019

Despite warnings from unions and campaigners over the fragility of the government's part-privatisation programme for probation services, and the risks to service users and the taxpayer of outsourcing in this area, Ministers did not listen and now areas of the service are collapsing.

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