Commissioned Work

The Institute is happy to make its network of experts available to assist individual organisations with particular research projects.

Commissions undertaken in the past are listed in the left hand column. Older commissions include:

  • TGWU: To examine the labour legislation reforms being suggested in Jersey, analyse their likely impact and suggest how best to resist the legislation with reference to international standards.

If you are interested in commissioning a specific piece of work, please contact Carolyn Jones at Head Office to discuss a possible outline, schedule and cost.

Ruined Lives: Blacklisting in the Construction Industry

by Prof Keith Ewing

Commissioned from IER by UCATT


Published in August 2009

This very timely report highlights the problems surrounding the practice of blacklisting within the UK and critically examines the governments proposed Regulations to deal with the matter.


On Track With Diversity 2012

By Muriel Robison

Published in May 2012

ASLEF has a genuine commitment to the implementation or equal opportuntities in the railway industry. However, it is apparent that among train drivers in Britain, most of whom are ASLEF members, the vast majority are white, male and middle-aged.

Global Rights in Global Companies: Going for Gold at the UK Olympics

By Keith Ewing and commissioned by SEIU

Published in May 2006

In the globalised market of the 21st century, the issue of global rights is increasingly important. Over the past 50 years, most countries have voluntarily signed up to core international labour standards, which guarantee fundamental rights at work. But as transnational companies become ever more powerful and national borders become increasingly meangingless, are those rights being compromised?

Moving Forward on the Railways

By Professor Keith Ewing

Published in July 2003

This publication was commissioned from the Institute of Employment Rights by the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF).

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Problems Facing Freelance Creators in the UK Media Market-Place

By Lionel Bently

Published in March 2002

This report, commissioned by the Creators’ Rights Alliance, documents serious concerns regarding the interests of creative workers (including authors, playwrights, journalists, directors, photographers, composers and musicians) whose rights are being abused on a massive scale.

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