Office for National Statistics
Up-to-date figures for trade union membership, strikes and unemployment.
This site is a comprehensive guide to everything about the work of employment rights.
Central Arbitration Committee (CAC)
Reports on disputes and settlements regarding union recognition arising from the 1999 government employment legislation.
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
Useful material on pay, bargaining and industrial action from the principal provider of dispute resolution services in Britain.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Good material on discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, disability, etc.
Low Pay Commission
Independent statutory public body set up under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 to advise the government about the National Minimum Wage.
Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS O4)
Summary of key findings of the latest Workplace Employment Relations Survey 2004, providing reliable, nationally representative data on the current state of industrial relations in Britain.
ESRC Future of Work Programme
Impressive and wide-ranging research project on the future of work.
Incomes Data Service
Independent organisation providing information on pay, pensions, employment law and personnel policies.
Institute of Employment Rights
Independent organisation acting as focal point for the spread of new ideas in the field of labour law. Useful for details of employment legislation and campaign for trade union freedom bill.
Institute of Employment Studies
Independent research and consultancy, covering people management to employment policy.
Warwick Institute for Employment Research
Warwick University based site that features searchable publications related to the labour market.
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Information concerning social partnership, European Works Councils, consultation and information.
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
The main national employers' association provides information on a range of employment matters.
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Valuable source of material on variety of human resource issues from the main professional body in the field.
Online magazine of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, with news, reports and commentaries.
Human Resources Magazine
Monthly magazine that contains a variety of both news and content on HR topics, some of which are very useful from an IR perspective.
Trade Union Congress (TUC)
Features documents, publications, search facility, and links from the main national co-ordinating body of the British trade union movement.
Super union of 1.4 million members that organises across private and public industries.
Largest general public services union.
Communication Workers Union (CWU)
Royal Mail and BT workers' union.
Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
General and municipal workers' union.
National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT)
Mainline railway and London Underground workers' union
Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
Main union for civil servants employed by the government.
Excellent site for up-to-date news on trade unionism and strikes in Britain and internationally.
Labour Union Digest
Another very good site for daily news features on industrial relations and trade union issues.
Good source of up-to-date information and comment.
Goldmine of up-to-to date new items about industrial relations in virtually every country around the world
International Labour Organisation: Institute of Labour Studies
World renowned body that campaigns for labour rights.
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUF)
Excellent site with lots of material
Global Union Research Network
Research network with information on trade unions across the world
Global Labour Journal
New journal with articles on the global challenges facing workers and the trade unions
International Labour Solidarity
International labour solidarity site with news of trade unions and strikes from across the world
Global Union News
Site run jointly by a number of international union bodies, basically a directory
Cyber Picket Line
News on labour disputes from across the world
European Industrial Relations Observatory
Provides very good annual reviews of industrial relations in all the countries covered on the module
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Trade union viewpoint on variety of key issues
International Centre for Trade Union Rights
Public Services International