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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.
1 May 2019
The first ever strike involving Addison Lee drivers takes place today (1 May), when drivers operating from Luton Airport take...
29 Apr 2019
On Saturday Bolton Wanderers became the first club in English football league history to force the postponement of a fixture...
11 Apr 2019
The outsourcing company ISS faces protests today over changes to its payroll system that will see it withhold the pay...
26 Mar 2019
The High Court has dismissed a case brought by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which claimed that...
21 Feb 2019
A cleaner at Topshop’s flagship London store has won up to £75,000 after an employment tribunal found she had been...
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...