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Sep
22
2017

(Not) Leaving on a Jet Plane – Thomas Cook injunction attempt against striking pilots fails

Since 1 March 2017, one of the conditions for a strike ballot to be lawful is that voting papers must include the period in which the proposed industrial action is..

Sep
15
2017

Not Lovin’ It - McDonald’s workers take part in first UK strike

Last week McDonald’s was hit by its first strike since first opening its doors in the UK in 1974. Workers took to the picket line amid concerns over low wages..

Jun
01
2017

Louise Merrell writes for EmploymentSolicitor.com on Great Repeal Bill and its impact on UK employment law

A significant amount of UK employment law is derived from EU law so what’s going to happen after Brexit? Louise Merrell, senior solicitor at Clarkslegal takes a look at the..

Jun
01
2017

Supreme Court determines a pay deduction rate of 1/365 for each day employees participate in lawful strike action

In Hartley v King Edward VI College, the Claimants were teachers who participated in a full day of lawful strike action. Their employment contracts permitted pay to be deducted for..

May
19
2017

Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Manifestos – Key Employment & Immigration Law Pledges

With the general election fast approaching, we have set out the key employment law points from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos...

Feb
22
2017

A costly detour - employer’s attempt to bypass collective bargaining to negotiate directly with employees fails

Under section 145B of TULRCA, it is an offence for an employer to offer employees an ‘inducement’ which, if accepted, would result in them giving up any or all of..

Feb
17
2017

What happens when a “sweetheart deal” leaves a sour taste?

The Court of Appeal has recently held that a collective agreement already in place with a non-independent trade union (a “sweetheart deal”) prevented an application by an independent trade union..

Jan
27
2017

Rostering is part of statutory negotiations with a trade union

Trade unions can be recognised in the workplace either voluntarily (which is most common) or following a statutory application by a trade union. ..

Dec
14
2016

Trade Union Act – Regulations on ‘important public services’ published

As reported back in May, the Trade Union Act 2016 introduces new requirements relating to balloting for industrial action. ..

Oct
06
2016

Has the PM made trade unions redundant?

The start point from what our new Prime Minister Theresa May has been saying is no apparent reason to expect reduced rights for workers, indeed current expectations are possibly for..



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