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01 September 2007

LRD publishes employment rights guide in Polish

The independent research and publications organisation Labour Research Department (LRD) has published its first Polish-language employment rights guide.

The 24-page guide Prawo w pracy - twoje uprawnienia (Law at work - know your rights) has been published in response to requests from trade unions for information on employment rights for their Polish members.

The guide sets out workers' key employment rights in the UK including their right to join a trade union. It provides information on: agency workers; contracts of employment; pay; maternity leave and pay; working parents and carers; disciplinary and grievance procedures; health and safety; and discrimination.

Last year the LRD was commissioned to produce a series of workers' rights leaflets in Polish by the GMB general union's southern region. Several major unions expressed a need for something similar and the LRD has produced the 24-page Prawo w pracy - twoje uprawnienia (Law at work - know your rights) to meet the demand.

Prawo w pracy - twoje uprawnienia (Law at work - know your rights) is published on 10 September 2006, priced ?2.90. It is available from LRD, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, tel 020 7928 3649, or online at www.lrd.org.uk.

Note for editors

The Labour Research Department (LRD) is an independent, trade union-based research organisation that provides information on pay and conditions, employment law, health and safety, equality and many topics in the economic, political and industrial fields.

LRD produces two monthly magazines, Labour Research and Workplace Report as well as a series of booklets including the annual publications Law at work and Health and safety law.

For more information contact Sally Buffard on 020 7902 9827.


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