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Industrial action / strikes
Industrial action will be lawful only if the trade union has complied with various statutory requirements, including those relating to balloting members and notifying the employer of intended industrial action.
If a union fails to comply with the relevant statutory requirements, the industrial action will be unlawful. This will give the employer grounds to apply for an injunction to stop the proposed industrial action.
6 Aug 2015
The Government has announced plans to stop public-sector workers paying their union subscriptions straight from their salaries.
As part of...
5 Aug 2015
With fresh tube and rail strikes set to go ahead this evening, how can employers prepare for the impact this...
15 Jul 2015
The Government has launched its Trade Union Bill – its legislation designed to toughen up existing laws on strike action....
13 Jul 2015
The UK’s biggest union, Unite, has passed a motion to remove a clause in its rules that requires members to...
8 Jul 2015
With tube and rail strikes set to go ahead this evening, how can employers prepare for the impact this could...
27 May 2015
Consultant editor Darren Newman examines Government's proposals for reform in relation to industrial action, and balloting thresholds in particular.
21 May 2015
The planned rail strikes for next Monday and Tuesday have now been called off.
Earlier today, the Transport Salaried Staff’s...
12 May 2015
The Conservative Party will announce plans in the Queen’s Speech this month to make it harder for employees to go...
7 Apr 2015
Public-sector stoppages have prompted the Conservatives to propose reforms that they think would curb strike action. But will these reforms...
4 Feb 2015
The Conservatives have indicated that their manifesto for the 2015 general election will include a tougher stance on strike ballots,...
10 Jul 2014
Parents and their employers face disruption today as teachers join other public-sector workers in a strike over pay, pensions and...
9 Apr 2014
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has held that a UK law preventing “sympathy” strikes is lawful.
26 Mar 2014
Thousands of employers and their staff face disruption today as teachers strike over pay, pensions and working conditions.
16 Dec 2013
Employers’ relationships with recognised trade unions are getting worse, according to research published today.
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