Conservative politicians seek reform to collective employment law and, if returned to Government, will enact a Trade Union Reform Bill to restrict union rights. But union membership has been on a long term decline anyway. Who benefits from the fall of trade unions - UK employers? Anyone? Ian Manborde, programme co-ordinator of the MA in International Labour and Trade Union Studies at Ruskin College, Oxford, explores the issues in this exclusive opinion piece.
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - what's the deal? The EU and the US are currently engaged in negotiations on a major free trade agreement with the aim to cut tariffs and regulatory barriers. What are the potential consequences for employment law and workers rights? This article by Matt Ward of Lewis Silkin explores the issues.
In this article, Lewis Silkin looks at the ITUC's Global Right's Index to consider how international businesses can mitigate their risk and influence supply chain management.
Cameron's big EU speech: what could it mean for employers with trade unions or european works councils
The PM’s big speech left a big question mark over the UK’s future relationship with Europe. Lewis Silkin considers how it might affect employment law, specifically trade union laws and European works councils.