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Industrial action / strikes
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.
9 Apr 2013
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and...
2 Nov 2012
Despite a fall in the number of days lost to industrial action, trade unions are finding alternative ways to exert...
3 Oct 2012
Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will begin “action short of strike action” today, which will see them refusing...
27 Jun 2012
Ever since it was announced in 2005 that London would be hosting the 2012 Olympics, trade unions have been gearing...
5 Apr 2012
The past few weeks have seen numerous news reports about the threat of strikes by transport workers, who have demanded...
Case of the week: London Underground Ltd v Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF)
29 Feb 2012
London Underground Ltd v Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF)FACTSThis case concerned proposed industrial action relating to a...
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