Tonia Novitz

Tonia Novitz is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol, was a founding co-director of the Centre for Law at Work at the University of Bristol. She is currently chair of the steering committee of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN). . A graduate of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Balliol College, Oxford, she has held fellowships at the International Institute for Labour Studies, the European University Institute and the University of Melbourne. Her research interests focus predominantly on labour law, trade law and the protection of human rights. She has written on the EU and the right to strike for the King’s Law Journal and has recently co-edited a collection of essays entitled 'Voices at Work' as part of Leverhulme Trust project, which she led with Professor Alan Bogg.

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Which workers and which unions can claim protection under freedom of association? The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision Part II

Which workers and which unions can claim protection under freedom of association? The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision Part II

This blog continues analysis of the EU-Korea FTA Expert Panel Report, focussing on the significance of the findings regarding ‘Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining’ on which the ...
Asserting Jurisdiction to Assess Compliance with ‘Multilateral labour standards and agreements’ – The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision

Asserting Jurisdiction to Assess Compliance with ‘Multilateral labour standards and agreements’ – The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision

On 25 January 2021, the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Korea (Korea) released the Report by a Panel of Experts (the Panel Report) on matters raised under the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the EU-Korea Free Trade
Brexit and collective labour rights

Brexit and collective labour rights

There has been considerable concern expressed regarding the employment rights that British workers would lose by virtue of Brexit. But this is not straightforwardly the case in respect of collective labour rights. Although European ...