Labour Rights

Zero-Tolerance for Severe Forms of Labour Exploitation in the UK

Zero-Tolerance for Severe Forms of Labour Exploitation in the UK

In June 2015, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published the results of research conducted in 21 ...
Politics and Legality: The UK’s Trade Union Bill 2015

Politics and Legality: The UK’s Trade Union Bill 2015

Despite having some of the most onerous legal restrictions on the right to strike in the industrialised West, ...
The Marikana Report: Some Justice, Part of the Truth and Many Unanswered Questions (Part II)

The Marikana Report: Some Justice, Part of the Truth and Many Unanswered Questions (Part II)

The factual context surrounding the Marikana massacre has been discussed before on this blog by Judge Dennis ...
The Marikana Report: Some Justice, Part of the Truth and Many Unanswered Questions (Part I)

The Marikana Report: Some Justice, Part of the Truth and Many Unanswered Questions (Part I)

Almost three months after the Chair of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry delivered the final report to President ...
Marikana: A Failure of Regulation and the Reinforcement of Inequality: A Preliminary View

Marikana: A Failure of Regulation and the Reinforcement of Inequality: A Preliminary View

On Thursday 25th June, a judicial commission of inquiry published the Marikana Report into the tragic events at ...
India Relaxes Child Labour Legislation – A New Challenge for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Garment Sector

India Relaxes Child Labour Legislation – A New Challenge for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Garment Sector

The Indian government has recently brought in changes to the Child Labour Act and decided to allow children below ...
Reino Unido: Tu voto por la igualdad de género

Reino Unido: Tu voto por la igualdad de género

Hasta el 31 de mayo se encuentra abierto el periodo de votaciones de los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto. ...
United Kingdom, Time for you to Vote for Gender Equality

United Kingdom, Time for you to Vote for Gender Equality

The voting period for the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards is open until May 31st.  Voting is fast and easy.  You ...
USDAW v Ethel Austin in the ECJ

USDAW v Ethel Austin in the ECJ

The recent judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-80/14, USDAW v Woolworths (30 April 2015) is a further ...
‘Zero-hours Contracts’: Zero Problem, or Zero Choice?

‘Zero-hours Contracts’: Zero Problem, or Zero Choice?

In our previous post, attention was drawn to the growing concern about the spread and regulation of ultra-casual ...
What Traffickers Know that the Court of Appeal Does Not

What Traffickers Know that the Court of Appeal Does Not

In Reyes and Suryadi v Al-Malki [2015] EWCA Civ 32 and Benkharbouche and Janah v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan ...
Constitutional Protection for the Right to Strike in Canada

Constitutional Protection for the Right to Strike in Canada

In a momentous decision, released on 30 January 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the right to strike ...

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