Category Archives: European Employment Rights

Don’t Be Fooled – Workers’ Rights Will Suffer Outside The EU

By Nicola Countouris and Keith Ewing First published on the UK Labour Law Blog, 28th October 2019, and is available at https://wordpress.com/view/uklabourlawblog.com. In a remarkable article – Don’t be fooled – the EU is no defender of workers’ rights – The Guardian’s economics editor … Continue reading

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McDonald’s workers announce ‘biggest ever’ strike – how you can help!

McDonald’s workers have warned bosses that they are planning to launch the biggest wave of fast food strikes the UK has ever seen. It is reported that six London branches of McDonald’s had been given notice by members of the … Continue reading

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Brexit and Workers’ Rights – Free Download

By Professors Nicola Countouris & Keith Ewing Now, on the brink of the third deadline for a Brexit deal, two leading UK academics consider the possible implications of a ‘no-deal Brexit’ for UK workers’ rights. They conclude that the process … Continue reading

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European Collective Bargaining – IndustriALL Europe’s Campaign

IndustriAll Europe’s collective bargaining campaign is  focussing on the stories of ordinary workers and the concrete successes that are achieved through collective bargaining. Targeted information campaigns will be organised by affiliated unions featuring videos and data-based information material to highlight … Continue reading

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Employment Law Specialists Thompsons Solicitors Respond To The Government’s Revised Brexit Proposals

“The Conservative Government Has Completely Whitewashed Workers’ Rights From Its Revised Stance On Brexit.” “This isn’t a case of protection for workers being pushed to the bottom of the pile – it’s a case of them being ignored altogether. “In … Continue reading

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IndustriALL Europe Launch European Campaign For Collective Bargaining.

By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The giant European trade union federation IndustriAll Europe, which covers seven million manufacturing,  mining and energy workers has today launched a campaign which aims to demonstrate the positive impact … Continue reading

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‘Level Playing Field’ Workers Rights Johnson Wants To Get Rid Of

It came to light this week that Boris Johnson has instructed his ‘sherpa’ David Frost (a regular user of the Eurostar to Brussels)  to demand that any deal on withdrawal agreement from the EU unravels the ‘level playing field’ clauses agreed … Continue reading

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Step forward for workers’ rights as ILO clamps down on violence and harassment

By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The decision of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to create new labour standards which address violence and harassment in the workplace has been welcomed by trade unions and human rights … Continue reading

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How the ministry of labour will defeat neo-liberalism

Today workplaces are hostile environments – but Labour’s new ministry by and for workers will change all that, Laura Pidcock told the Arise festival of left ideas. The work of the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) over the last three … Continue reading

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A ban on zero-hours contracts – a massive victory for Irish unions

By Matt Creagh TUC Policy Officer This week, following sustained union campaigning, Irish legislation came into force which bans zero-hours contracts and secures other key rights for workers in insecure employment.  This is ground-breaking, and gives added impetus to the … Continue reading

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