Collective bargaining

Collective bargaining is the process of negotiation between representatives of trade unions and employers in respect of employees’ terms and conditions such as pay, hours of work and working conditions.


Court of Appeal rules foster carers can unionise

Foster carers are “workers” and have the right to unionise, according to a ruling today by the Court of Appeal....

Union’s recognition bid rejected by Court of Appeal

26 Feb 2021

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain disappointed by decision, which hinged on Unison already being recognised by University of London.

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France: Just Eat to hire workers on permanent contracts

4 Feb 2021

Food delivery firm Just Eat is hiring 4,500 of its delivery workers on permanent contracts in France, with benefits including holiday pay and pensions.

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Deliveroo collective bargaining case reaches Court of Appeal

2 Feb 2021

Worker status case to be tested again following Central Arbitration Committee's 2017 decision not to recognise riders' claim for collective bargaining.

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Unions to protest as BA confirms redundancies

7 Aug 2020

British Airways has confirmed today that its plans to make 12,000 job cuts will go ahead, and more than 6,000...

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TUC calls for ‘National Recovery Council’ to protect jobs and pay

20 May 2020

The TUC has called for the government to form a National Recovery Council to help the economy heal from the...

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Supreme Court to hear ‘unlawful inducements’ appeal

17 Feb 2020

The Supreme Court will consider whether an automotive parts firm made “unlawful inducements” when it bypassed a trade union and...

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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

11 Dec 2019

We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...

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Royal Mail wins High Court injunction to halt postal strikes

13 Nov 2019

Royal Mail has won a High Court injunction to prevent postal workers from striking in the run-up to Christmas.
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Gig workers should be able to form unions, says EU commissioner

25 Oct 2019

The European Union’s competition commissioner has said that gig workers should be able to “team up” to form unions.

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Improve collective bargaining or face Victorian conditions: TUC

5 Sep 2019

UK workers risk being subjected to 19th-century working conditions if the balance of power is not reset between employers and their staff.

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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Heathrow faces summer disruption as workers vote to strike

12 Jul 2019

Heathrow airport could be shut down for several days this summer because of strike action by more than 4,000 workers.

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Unlawful inducements decision overturned by Court of Appeal

13 Jun 2019

The Court of Appeal has overturned a key employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal decision on whether employers can offer...

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