Category Archives: UK Employment Rights

Queen’s Speech – So Where Was The Employment Bill?

By Carolyn Jones, Director of the Institute of Employment Rights Politicians are always keen to tell us what people talk to them about on the doorstep. During elections, politicians are also keen to use those doorsteps to promise voters they … Continue reading

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Union Victory At Go North West

Unite members at at Go North West in Greater Manchester have defeated attempts to fire and rehire them, agreeingĀ a deal which will end one of the country’sĀ longest-running industrialĀ disputes in recent times. It is a major victory for Unite, the bus … Continue reading

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Ditching the Employment Bill exposes the chasm between Tory rhetoric and action

By Andy McDonald Labour MP for Middlesbrough and shadow secretary for employment rights. From The House MagazineĀ 14th May Government inaction means that millions of low paid and precarious workers who are entitled to protections have been abandoned to fight for … Continue reading

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US & Mexican unions launch first company complaint under trade deal

Trade unions in the US and Mexico filed the first complaint under the ā€˜rapid response mechanismā€™ in the US, Mexico, Canada trade deal which allows companies abusing labour rights in those countries to face penalties. The complaint is against Tridonex … Continue reading

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