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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.
7 Apr 2021
Around 400 Deliveroo riders are striking over pay and conditions today, amid growing pressure for it to improve working practices and rights.
6 Apr 2021
Staff at the DVLA in Swansea are staging a four-day strike over claims they are ‘scared to go to work’ because of Covid-19 concerns.
3 Feb 2021
The boss of British Gas owner Centrica has told MPs he is ‘committed’ to reaching a settlement with the GMB...
1 Feb 2021
State subsidy now being paid to railway companies means employees will be subject to public sector pay restrictions – to the ire of the chief rail union.
27 Jan 2021
British Airways has secured a deal with the Unite union which, if approved by its members, will end the long-running...
25 Jan 2021
A tenth of workers have been told to re-apply for their jobs on worse terms and conditions, according to a...
20 Jan 2021
Ryanair pilots who saw their staff travel benefits removed after they took part in a strike in 2019 will have...
7 Jan 2021
British Gas staff have begun a five-day national strike over changes to their terms and conditions.
The GMB Union has...
17 Dec 2020
MPs have urged Centrica’s bosses to withdraw their threat of firing and then rehiring engineers as a ballot closes on strike action at the company.
11 Dec 2020
Telecoms giant BT is potentially facing its first national strike in 33 years after staff expressed their willingness to take...
26 Nov 2020
Unison general secretary Dave Prentis describes Rishi Sunak's spending review as 'austerity, plain and simple,' as unions attack 'divisive' pay freeze.
18 Nov 2020
With just days until the winners of the Personnel Today Awards are announced, we profile the shortlist for one of the most hotly-contested categories.
17 Nov 2020
Workers at Heathrow Airport are set to strike for four days in December in a dispute over plans to ‘fire...
16 Nov 2020
Workers taking lawful industrial action continue to have the right to picket their workplace during Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, following a legal challenge by Unite.