TGWU claims victory over Kwit-Fit collective bargaining

Transport and General Workers Union is claiming an important court victory in
its fight for recognition at Kwik-Fit, reports Ananova.

website said three Appeal Court judges have backed the union rather than the
company over a dispute which centred on how to define an area for the purposes
of collective bargaining.

TGWU wanted to have the whole of London within the M25 motorway considered a
bargaining unit under the terms of trade union recognition rules.

company operated two structure divisions within the M25, but the T&G said
one bargaining unit was compatible with effective management, as defined in

refused to recognise the union’s suggested area, and the matter went to the
Central Arbitration Committee, an independent body set up to a adjudicate on
union recognition disputes.

CAC ruled in the union’s favour, but in February a High Court judge quashed the
ruling and ordered a different CAC panel to think again.

CAC took the case to the appeal court, where the High Court decision was

than 650 Kwik-Fit staff at 110 centres should now be eligible to vote in a
ballot on whether they should be represented by the union.

By Quentin Reade

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