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21 May 1999

Understanding Your Contract - LRD's guide to employment contracts
Employer imposed changes are frequent feature of industrial relations today. But in law, an employer cannot unilaterally decide to change a contract.

Understanding Your Contract - LRD's guide to employment contracts arms trade unionists with fully-updated information on contract law, to enable them to successfully challenge these changes and require employers to maintain the status quo.

Knowing what the law says and being able to show that the employer has acted unlawfully is vital for trade unionists involved in negotiations, or contemplating legal action. This booklet explains all the legislation in force in May 1999 and quotes extensively from case law. Most importantly, it demonstrates how it can be used to defend and enforce workers' rights.

Notes to editors

Understanding Your Contract - LRD's guide to employment contracts is published by the Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, price ?3.00 or ?10 for non-labour movement bodies.
LRD Booklets are also available on subscription at an annual cost of ?25.75 (?65.90 for non-labour movement bodies). LRD publishes 10-11 booklets a year.
The Labour Research Department is an independent trade union and labour movement organisation founded over 80 years ago. More than 2,000 trade union organisations, including 54 national unions, representing 99% of total TUC membership are affiliated.
For press enquiries only, contact Sonia McKay on 0171 902 9827. The telephone number for orders is 0171 928 3649.

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