Sarah Glenister

Government response to zero-hours contracts weak-to-non-existent

31 July 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

With a storm gathering in both the left and right-wing media this week over zero-hours contracts – which the coverage suggests are only ever met with repulsion from the public – you would expect some strong government promises and robust inquiries into the problem.

Health and safety: Good for the people, good for the country, it's even good for business, say experts

20 June 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

A comprehensive report on the presentations and arguments given by some of the UK's leading experts at the Institute of Employment Rights' health and safety conference in London.

Business leaders eager to drown out voices of workers?

13 June 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

The Institute of Directors, which one cannot fail to notice has the ear of the Department of Business, has released statistics showing the majority of its members wish for strike action to be banned in a wide range of industries.

Trade unions need young members, and young workers need trade unions

30 May 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

The latest trade union membership statistics, released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills yesterday (29 May 2013), shows the age of the average trade union member is increasing at the same time as young workers need representation more than ever.

Whistleblowers dismissed in their droves, but govt make it harder to make a stand

17 May 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

A report from whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work (PCAW) has highlighted how misguided the government's Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) really is.

Access to justice: only for the rich

19 April 2013

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

This is the seventh and final article in our series exploring what the Coalition Timeline has taught us so far.

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