The eclipse of the rule of law: Trade union rights and the EU

20 January 2016

In a new briefing from the Institute of Employment Rights, Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC examine how there is a "severe tension at the heart of the neo-liberal project", which leads to international law being eclipsed by corporate interests.

"There is a compelling ideological desire to redesign the function of trade unions (as service rather than regulatory bodies), and a compelling desire to reduce the size of the State (and with it the points of resistance to this ambition).

Briefing: the Government’s proposed Trade Union Bill

13 July 2015

The proposed Trade Unions Bill, as announced in the recent Queen’s speech (27 May), will reportedly be published this Wednesday. Here, IER and CLASS have put together a Briefing Note on what we think the Bill will contain. Further Briefings will follow once we see the actual content of the Bill.

Scotland's Inquiry into Deaths Bill proposes progressive health and safety reform

22 January 2014

Dr David Whyte responds to a public consultation on behalf of the Institute of Employment Rights, broadly in favour of the proposals set out in the Draft Inquiry into Deaths (Scotland) Bill.

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