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Brits work longest - and less productive - hours in EU

18 April 2019

New research from the TUC has found that British workers put in more hours than anywhere else in the EU, and yet economic productivity is still low.

Scottish Labour Party adopts IER Charter of Workers' Rights

18 April 2019

The Scottish Labour Party has backed the Institute of Employment Rights' Charter of Workers' Rights, leader Richard Leonard announced at the Scottish Trade Union Congress on Monday (15 April 2019).

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.

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