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A Manifesto for Labour Law: towards a comprehensive revision of workers’ rights

edited by K D Ewing, John Hendy and Carolyn Jones

A Manifesto for Labour Law: towards a comprehensive revision of workers’ rights

Click here to download your free PDF of the first edition - second edition now available at Rolling out the Manifesto for Labour

The world of work has changed and with it the nature and role of the workforce. For the UK’s 31 million workers, many of the changes have had a devastating impact on their working lives and their living standards. Britain’s workers are amongst the most insecure, unhappy and stressed workers in Europe.

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Access to Justice: Exposing the Myths

By Andrew Moretta

Access to Justice: Exposing the Myths

In the second of IER’s series of Mythbusters, Andrew Moretta considers the many myths surrounding access to justice.

Protect the right to strike: kill the bill

by Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC

Published September 2015

The Trade Union Bill has now passed its second reading and the government is attempting to rush it through parliamentary procedures. Here two leading experts on trade union rights –Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC – publish a short but comprehensive overview of the Trade Union Bill and its implications.

The Conservative Government’s proposed strike ballot thresholds: The challenge to trade unions

by Professor Ralph Darlington and Dr John Dobson

Published August 2015

According to the authors of this timely report, the government is attempting to rush into law ‘the most sweeping and radical tightening of rules on industrial action since the Thatcher era of the 1980’s’. They warn that such proposals could result in ‘the biggest showdown over industrial relations for a generation’ and go on to drill down into one aspect of the government’s proposals – strike ballots.

TUPE 2014

By Richard Arthur

Published June 2014

As the author of this timely report notes, ‘The period since 1981 has seen the proliferation of privatisation and contracting out, with a dominant theme being a desire to reduce wages and other workforce-related costs.’ Against this background, TUPE has traditionally provided essential protections for workers. But how effective are those protections following changes introduced in January 2014?

Labour migration in hard times: Reforming labour market regulation?

Edited by Bernard Ryan

Published in November 2013

A collection of papers by the UK's leading experts on labour migration on the exploitation of migrant workers and the need for labour law reform.

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