Sarah Glenister

The truth about employees' experience of their work

30 January 2013

Many workers are stressed-out, working long hours, and are employed by managers who do not feel responsible for providing a good work-life balance for their staff.

What has the Coalition Timeline taught us so far?

20 December 2012

Earlier this year, the IER launched our interactive resource, the Coalition Timeline, to record government proposals, backbench whispers, u-turns and policies that attack employment rights and trade unions. We are around halfway through the Coalition (let's hope!), so what has the Coalition Timeline taught us so far?

How the UK’s weak labour laws leave UK workers more vulnerable than those in Greece

20 December 2012

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

The failure of the UK to ratify an international protocol has left British workers and trade unions in a position potentially more vulnerable than those in long-suffering Greece.

Evasion of law by Sodexo demonstrates short-sightedness of collective redundancy consultation period cuts

19 December 2012

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

On the day Employment Relations Minister, Jo Swinson announced the government will halve the minimum consultation period employers must take before mass redundancies, a trade union has been forced to ballot their members for industrial action as services contractor Sodexo attempts to evade existing laws on the matter.

Does the noise from ice cream vans really affect more people than cutting employment rights, Oliver Letwin?

13 December 2012

By Sarah Glenister, IER staff

Oliver Letwin, Cabinet Office Minister responsible for coordinating government policy, tries to defend the government's new approach to consultations (that is, making them more difficult to respond to), to the Secondary Legislation and Scrutiny Committee.

Govt gives opposition just two weeks to respond to consultations

15 November 2012

By Sarah Glenister

The government's reform of its approach to public consultations could leave sections of society without a voice.

This website relies on the use of cookies to function correctly. We understand your continued use of the site as agreement to this.