Recognition rights boost union deals

• More than half of trade union recognition deals last year were struck as a
result of a union approach to an employer. But one in five came about because
of the impending legal right to recognition, according to the TUC’s Trade Union
Trends survey.

Nearly two-fifths of unions said the new Act had been influential in
securing a deal. Seventy-five new deals were reported last year, covering
21,366 staff. Most deals (85 per cent) were for full recognition. Seven out of
10 unions said they were involved in one of the 136 campaigns for recognition
which are on-going.

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