In the latest issue of the Industrial Law journal [subscription required] published in the United Kingdom there are number of interesting articles, including one by Michelle O’Sullivan, Thomas Turner, Mahon Kennedy, and Joseph Wallace Is Individual Employment Law Displacing the Role of Trade Unions? (2015) Ind Law J 44: 222-245 which refers to the substantial increase in the individual rights-based employment legislation, raising important questions about its impact on trade unions. The increasing resort to individual employment rights in Ireland is contrasted with an alternative system in Sweden which has a strong collectivist ethos.