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Jun
13
2019

Breaking News: Court of Appeal overturns EAT decision on trade union inducement!

In December 2017 we blogged on the case of Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others. ..

May
09
2019

Companies failing to bring workers to the board

A report released by the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has revealed that just 5% of companies would appoint an employee to their board of directors, despite a push..

May
03
2019

Opportunity for all: HR and social mobility

The 2018-2019 report of the Social Mobility Commission, released this week, provides an opportunity for HR professionals to consider ways to add further value to businesses...

May
02
2019

The importance of workplace culture – is your organisation “stuck in its ways”

“Culture is the sum of a company’s values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviours and attitudes” according to the co-founder of communications platform Speakap the company responsible for a new survey on..

Apr
05
2019

High Court rejects strike injunction

The High Court has refused an application made by Birmingham City Council for an injunction to prevent strike action by Unite and Unison. ..

Oct
26
2018

And so the other boot finally drops

The long-running legal battle over union recognition for Boots pharmacists has finally concluded. The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has decided this month that Boots pharmacists can be collectively represented by..

Oct
09
2018

Uber strike - disrupting the disruptors?

Is one of the innovations of the gig economy the creation of a section of the workforce who can go on strike without risk or consequences?..

Oct
04
2018

Strikes in the gig economy

As the UK hospitality industry suffers disruption by disgruntled workers it is a timely reminder that there is a large UK population of workers who are feeling exploited by the..

Jul
27
2018

Strike action could not go ahead despite a majority of votes in favour

Before a strike can be lawful, unions have to hold a secret postal ballot of the union members who could take part. Earlier this year, the government offered civil..

Jan
25
2018

Creative attempt by union to expand the scope of statutory recognition fails

As we predicted, the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has rejected an application by a trade union for statutory recognition to negotiate directly with the University of London on behalf of..



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