Archive for the 'industrial action' Category

Serco Ltd (t/a Serco Docklands) v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers; London and Birmingham Railway Ltd (t/a London Midland) v Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen – WLR Daily

Serco Ltd (t/a Serco Docklands) v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers; London and Birmingham Railway Ltd (t/a London Midland) v Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen [2011] EWCA Civ 226; [2011] WLR (D) 72

“Where a trade union proposed to take industrial action there was no obligation on the union for the purpose of section 230(2) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 to explain any more than how the lists and figures of the union membership for the ballot were reached. Therefore, where the employers complained that the ballot records sent to members working in several places of work were not accurate and the union relied on the database records of the union even though there were very minor inaccuracies in them caused by the movement of union members, such errors did not invalidate the strike decision reached by a great majority of the members who voted.”

WLR Daily, 7th March 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Unions welcome court strike ruling – BBC News

“Two rail unions have welcomed a court ruling that prevents minor mistakes in balloting being used to halt strikes.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cameron agrees to consider anti-strike law reform – The Guardian

“Rules may be changed so that strike is only lawful if a majority of those entitled to vote back the action.”

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The Guardian, 12th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CBI calls for tougher legislation on right to strike – The Guardian

“Business leaders will today urge the government to introduce stringent new laws to make it harder for public sector workers to go on strike and prevent the country grinding to a halt as opposition grows to the looming spending cuts.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

ITN faces court challenge over pensions – The Guardian

“ITN is facing a high court legal challenge over plans to dramatically reduce pension payments made to the families of former employees.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Unions threaten strike action over civil service redundancy deal – The Guardian

“Civil service unions are threatening strike action after the government announced a ‘non-negotiable’ new redundancy deal that will reduce pay-outs for compulsory redundancies from a maximum of more than six years to just one year.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government accused of declaring war on unions over strike law and redundancy plans – The Guardian

“The government was today (5 July) accused of declaring war on trade unions as ministers moved to cut the redundancy terms of public sector workers and reports emerged of plans to tighten up the law on strike ballots.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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