A full library of over two decades worth of IER briefings, consultation responses, seminar papers and publications.

The contents of our library can be searched and filtered below. It includes free resources such as briefings, consultation responses, seminar papers and some full publications. For some publications we ask for a small contribution, which is significantly subsidised for trade union members.

Recent publications can be purchased in both hard copy and electronic formats. Older, out-of-print publications can be purchased at low cost electronically.

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Most of our resources are completely free! Where a resource requires a purchase, your electronic download will automatically appear in your personal library.

Publications that are already in your personal library will appear in pink below, those which you have not already purchased will appear in grey.


12th September 2021 – 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rally (online)

Our TUC fringe where we discuss how another world of work is crucial for the needs of 21st century workers

Human rights and employment rights

21st July 2021 – 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A free event by the IER

Labour Law Highlights 2021

As ever, our Labour Law Highlights publication takes a stroll through the main judicial and statutory highlights of the previous

Trade Unions , unemployment and workers’ rights

7th July 2021 – 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A free event by the IER

Automation – negotiating a fair deal when technological improvements are made

22nd June 2021 – 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

A free event by the IER

Mayday: Resist –> Repeal –>Replace

1st May 2021 – 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rally (online)

A free event to celebrate trade unions and plan for the future

WATCH: Redundancy and Covid-19 – Are our redundancy laws strong enough?

An expert panel discusses fire and rehire and other redundancy issues at a time when millions are losing their