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WATCH: The role of trade unions in rebuilding the State and society

30th June 2020 – 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Academics and trade union leaders debate the benefits union engagement can bring to a fairer public sector.

WATCH: Education: Health and psychological wellbeing

16th June 2020 – 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rebecca Long-Bailey, Professor Susan Michie and Dr Mary Bousted discuss protecting teachers, staff and pupils as schools reopen.

WATCH: Post-pandemic policies discussed: Lord John Hendy QC and Andy McDonald MP

2nd June 2020 – 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lord John Hendy QC and Andy McDonald MP discuss how the UK can recover from recession in a way that is fair and equal.

WATCH: Lord John Hendy QC: Govt has not told employers what their legal duties are during Covid-19

18th May 2020 – 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

IER Chair Lord John Hendy QC details the weaknesses of the government's approach to loosening the Covid-19 lockdown.

WATCH: Equality – it’s a class issue

20th May 2020 – 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Professor Lydia Hayes, Dr Faiza Shaheen and Roger McKenzie discuss issues of equality during a time of pandemic.

WATCH: Health and safety at work – stay safe!

6th May 2020 – 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Academics and campaigners updated delegates on health and safety at work in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

International health and safety standards after Brexit

A useful guide to and analysis of international regulations covering health and safety at

Benchmarking freedom of association: the UK’s non-compliance with international standards

Examining the extent of the UK’s non-compliance with international law and recommending legislative

Labour Law Highlights 2020

The IER’s regular team of barristers guides readers through key court decisions in the last year that may prove instructive for