Labour Rights

Of Railways and Labour Rights: The Untold Story of Pakistan’s Porters

Of Railways and Labour Rights: The Untold Story of Pakistan’s Porters

In the subcontinent, railway stations are identified by their iconic red-uniformed porters – commonly referred to ...
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 ...
Brexit and Worker Rights

Brexit and Worker Rights

It is now pretty well-known that most of the employment rights in the UK are guaranteed by EU law—the principal ...
Working time and Brexit: Bad Karma?

Working time and Brexit: Bad Karma?

Imagine a Karmic invitation to be reborn as a piece of employment legislation. It is very likely that the Working ...
Brexit and the Rights of Casual Workers – Tightroping Without a Safety Net

Brexit and the Rights of Casual Workers – Tightroping Without a Safety Net

Against the chorus of ‘scaremongers’ suggesting that Brexit would have disastrous consequences for workers ...
Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU Law to Further Equal Rights

Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU Law to Further Equal Rights

Employment Minister Priti Patel recently likened women campaigning to leave the EU to the Suffragettes. “Emmeline ...
New Zealand on the Verge of Implementing Pay Equity

New Zealand on the Verge of Implementing Pay Equity

Current New Zealand legislation prohibits gender discrimination in pay rates for men and women who perform ...
Good News at Last from Downunder on “Zero Hours” Contracts?

Good News at Last from Downunder on “Zero Hours” Contracts?

The Guardian report on banning “zero hours contracts” in New Zealand accurately reflects the unexpected delight of ...
Scalia’s Record on Labour Rights as Human Rights – Justice Denied

Scalia’s Record on Labour Rights as Human Rights – Justice Denied

During Justice Scalia’s nearly thirty-year term, the Court decided nineteen private-sector labour cases in which ...
Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Will Transparency Lead to Change?

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Will Transparency Lead to Change?

When David Cameron announced that his government would require large private sector employers to report on gender ...
Zero Hours – Zero Solutions

Zero Hours – Zero Solutions

Over the course of the past year, we have repeatedly highlighted the problems facing workers on so-called ...
Trafficking of human beings at the ECtHR: Broadening the protection of women and girls through Article 14

Trafficking of human beings at the ECtHR: Broadening the protection of women and girls through Article 14

Two Spanish cases currently pending before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) illustrate the gaping lacuna ...

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