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.


PCS protest ballot could lead to mass walkout in Civil Service

22 Oct 2004

The biggest Civil Service strike in more than a decade could come a step closer when the result of a...

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Gatwick baggage handlers to walk out this weekend

22 Oct 2004

A two-day strike will hit Gatwick this weekend with up to 600 staff at Servisair, which provides baggage handling at the airport, set to walk out.

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It’s the death knell for striking workers

19 Oct 2004

Christmas – ’tis the season to be jolly. Autumn – ’tis the season to go on strike. But just when...

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Latest airport strike hits baggage services

15 Oct 2004

The latest strike by baggage handlers at Gatwick airport is taking place today.Hundreds of workers are staying away for 12...

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Funeral workers decide to be unco-operative in pay dispute

13 Oct 2004

Hundreds of workers from Co-operative Funeral Care will stage a one-day strike on 24 October and will also refuse to...

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Underground strikes could cause Christmas chaos

13 Oct 2004

Strike chaos could hit the London Underground (LUL) over the festive season after train drivers’ union Aslef approved four industrial...

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Housing association faces staff walkout over pay

13 Oct 2004

English Churches Housing, the country’s sixth largest housing association, is threatened with the closure of all its offices, projects and...

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Funeral workers vote to walk out over pay

12 Oct 2004

Burials and cremations across the UK are threatened with disruption after hundreds of funeral workers voted to walk out over...

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Swansea IT strike suspended as workers await overall agreement

11 Oct 2004

Swansea Council and striking IT workers have formally signed a Return to Work agreement.
After a meeting with Acas on...

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P&O workers threaten strike action over pay and conditions

11 Oct 2004

P&O ferry workers are threatening to strike, claiming that new pay and conditions could make them £3,000 a year worse...

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Waiting for the green light

5 Oct 2004

For some people, getting to and from work is the most stressful part of their working day. A survey by...

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Does union recovery signal end to decades of decline?

13 Apr 2004

While a slight upturn in membership numbers has given unions hope for a revival, fear of the 'awkward squad' could ensure that this is only a blip in a long downward slope to oblivion.

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United we stand

1 Feb 2004

Is the UK standing at the brink of a new wave of industrial action with unions gaining new powers and...

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