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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.
21 Jan 2019
Cleaners, receptionists and security guards at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...
10 Dec 2018
Academics, students and leading politicians have launched a boycott of the University of London in support of outsourced workers
28 Nov 2018
Birmingham City Council refuse workers are considering whether to go on strike, following allegations that the council “secretly” paid several...
23 Oct 2018
Hundreds of schools and nurseries are closed in Glasgow after around 8,000 workers began a two-day strike over a long-running...
4 Oct 2018
Workers at McDonald’s, TGI Fridays, JD Wetherspoon, Deliveroo and Uber Eats are staging a 24-hour walk out today, in separate...
20 Sep 2018
Workers at JD Wetherspoon, McDonald’s and TGI Fridays are to strike on 4 October over pay.
The strike will include...
14 Sep 2018
An estimated 5,000 prison staff had assembled at facilities to protest against the rise of violence experienced by staff working with inmates
10 Aug 2018
Ryanair could face legal action from unions as strikes lead to the cancellation of one in six flights across Europe....
7 Aug 2018
In a case that could open the door for more than 3 million outsourced workers to negotiate directly with their...
30 May 2018
The number of labour strikes reached an all-time low last year, along with the number of workers involved in disputes,...
11 May 2018
Staff at conciliation service Acas are striking today (11 May) over concerns about their workloads, following the decision to abolish...
15 Mar 2018
University cleaners, porters and receptionists are expected to walk out next month after a near unanimous vote in favour of...
4 Jan 2018
McDonald’s is to award a pay increase to its staff after they staged the first UK strike in the company’s...
3 Jan 2018
What does a union have to tell its members and the employer about planned industrial action? Nick Chronias explains.