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€ 1.4 million ERC funding award made to Professor Dukes

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Professor Ruth Dukes has received a major funding award from the European Research Council (ERC). The award is worth over € 1.4 million over a period of five years, and has been made under the ERC’s Starting Grant scheme, designed to support excellent Principal Investigators to conduct ground-breaking, ‘frontier’ research. Professor Dukes’ project is entitled… Continue reading

Labour Law and Labour Markets: New Methodologies

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On Friday, 25 November 2016, the University of Glasgow hosted a symposium on Labour Law and Labour Markets: New Methodologies. Organised by Professor Ruth Dukes and the Glasgow Legal Theory group, the symposium offered an opportunity for reflection on the appropriate methodologies to advance labour law and labour market analysis. Over the course of the… Continue reading

Law and labelling: Uber and (non)workers

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In what is already being described as one of the most important judicial decisions of the year, the Manchester Employment Tribunal has ruled on the employment status of Uber drivers in the UK. Factual background Uber is fast becoming a household name in what is known as the ‘gig economy’, in which people, much like… Continue reading

Pre-Strike Ballots and the Trade Union Act 2016: Denying Workers the Right to Strike?

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The Trade Union Act received Royal Assent on 4 May this year – the ninetieth anniversary of the 1926 General Strike. The Act imposes sweeping new restrictions on the rights of trade unions and workers – the biggest set of changes to trade union law since the 1980s. Several of its provisions appear to breach… Continue reading