Category Archives: UK Employment Rights

BA Loses Appeal To Stop Pilot’s Strike

British Airways lost has lost its appeal against the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) whose members have voted massively in favour of industrial action. Approximately 4,500 BA pilots belong to the union and nine out of ten union members took part … Continue reading

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Rebuffing The Pretences Of The Alliance for Workers’ Liberty

First published in the Morning Star July 26th. Labour’s ‘For the Many, Not the Few’ manifesto contains a 20-point labour rights reform programme. Andy Green looks at the recent intervention in the debate by a miniscule political sectlet. Readers of … Continue reading

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CTUF – IER Rally at the Durham Miners Gala by Lorraine Mannion

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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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Holiday Inn Group Reported To UN For Anti Union Behaviour

Holiday Inn owner, IHG reported to United Nations Global Compact for ‘unethical’ anti-trade union behaviour Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has lodged a formal complaint to the United Nations Global Compact today (Wednesday 1 May) over the ‘unethical’ … Continue reading

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CTUF – IER At Tolpuddle

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CTUF – IER At Durham Miners – Eve Of Gala Rally.

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PCS wins £3million check-off compensation

PCS has achieved a major victory over the government as the High Court has ruled that ministers acted illegally by withdrawing check-off, the decades-old practice of collecting members’ union subscriptions directly from their pay packet. The union has won £3 … Continue reading

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