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.


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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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Junior doctors to vote on four-year pay deal

11 Jun 2019

Junior doctors are to be balloted on whether to accept a four-year deal which will mean annual pay uplifts of...

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Court of Appeal to hear unlawful inducements case

22 May 2019

An employer that was found to have breached trade union regulations by directly approaching workers with a pay deal and...

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Outsourcing: How the IWGB nearly overturned collective bargaining rules

18 Apr 2019

Last month the High Court dismissed a case which would have seen outsourced workers able to negotiate pay and conditions - but the fight still has legs

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Outsourced workers lose collective bargaining bid

26 Mar 2019

The High Court has dismissed a case brought by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which claimed that...

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Pharmacists’ union wins eight-year battle for Boots recognition

12 Mar 2019

A pharmacists’ union has invited Boots to “start a new positive chapter of employee relations” after winning an eight year...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

11 Jan 2019

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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High Court upholds Deliveroo self-employment and collective bargaining ruling

5 Dec 2018

The High Court has held that Deliveroo riders are self-employed and cannot form a collective bargaining unit.
The Independent Workers...

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Rail unions attack Grayling over CPI pay deal suggestion

15 Aug 2018

Rail unions have reacted angrily to transport secretary Chris Grayling’s assertion that costs in the rail industry – including pay...

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Ryanair strikes: airline could face legal claims from unions

10 Aug 2018

Ryanair could face legal action from unions as strikes lead to the cancellation of one in six flights across Europe....

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Joint employer concept to be tested in High Court

7 Aug 2018

In a case that could open the door for more than 3 million outsourced workers to negotiate directly with their...

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NHS pay deal of 6.5-29% to be offered without holiday loss

21 Mar 2018

More than a million nurses and other NHS staff in England will be offered a three-year pay deal worth between...

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General election 2017: which party will shake up employment law the most?

30 May 2017

With the general election approaching, consultant editor at XpertHR Darren Newman examines the Labour and Conservative manifestos to see where...

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