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Reviews of 'The Right to Strike'

A selection of reviews on the latest IER publication

Trade Union Freedom Bill Sponsors

The list of Trade Union Freedom Bill Sponsors continues to grow.

The full list of Sponsors to date can be found here

Outline of IER project on Labour Migration and Workers' Rights

October 2005

This project examined public policy concerning labour migration from an employment rights perspective. The aim was to develop policy recommendations which recognise the legitimacy of labour migration. In addition it developed proposals to secure the effective application of labour rights and standards in a context of labour migration.

This section provides a detailed overview of this project.

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).

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