Manifesto for Labour Law

Where Are The Workers In The Government’s Supposed Review Of Workers’ Rights?

08 December 2016

By Sarah Glenister, National Development Office, Institute of Employment Rights

When taking on the mantle of prime minister this summer, Theresa May attempted to rebrand the Tories as “the party of workers” and two new reviews last week ostensibly serve to back this up with action. But one key stakeholder in her apparent fight for workers’ rights is missing — workers.

Tim Roache: Politics is in a state of flux, we must be ready with an alternative

09 November 2016

By Tim Roache, General Secretary of GMB

General Secretary of the GMB Tim Roache spoke at the Class think tank Britain at a Crossroads conference on Saturday (05 November 2016). His full speech, below (and originally published by the Morning Star), identifies the need for an alternative to austerity following the British people's rejection of current economic policy via the Brexit vote.

Tim Roache is one of the many supporters of our proposals for a progressive alternative, the Manifesto for Labour Law, which he described as an "excellent contribution" to a much-needed discussion on workers' rights.

Len McCluskey: the free movement of labour is a class question

08 November 2016

By Len McCluskey, General Secretary of UNITE

At the 2016 conference of think tank Class - Britain at a Crossroads - General Secretary of UNITE Len McCluskey gave a speech advocating that the labour movement takes seriously the concerns of working class people about immigration. He recommended proposals to safeguard jobs and communities rather than bans on free movement of labour.

At the heart of his recommendations was the need for sectoral collective bargaining, in keeping with the proposals drawn up in the Institute of Employment Rights' Manifesto for Labour Law, for which Len McCluskey has already announced his strong support.

His full speech to the Class Conference is below

Manifesto for Labour Law 'inspirational to European trade unionists'

28 September 2016

The IER's Manifesto for Labour Law was partly borne out of international comparison with Europe's strongest economies, where collective bargaining has served to create more equal and more resilient economies than in the UK.

TSSA "extremely proud" to back IER's Manifesto for Labour Law

27 September 2016

General Secretary of the TSSA Manuel Cortes has announced the union's official support for the IER's Manifesto for Labour Law- 25 policy recommendations that have become the blueprint for Labour Party policy on employment law.

Ian Lavery: Together we can change the world of work

27 September 2016

Ian Lavery, Shadow Minister for Trade Unions, has called on the Labour Party and trade union movement to unite against the Trade Union Act and to form policies that revolutionise the world of work.

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