British Airports Authority v Ashton and others [1983] IRLR 287 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Industrial action: Byelaw renders picketing unlawful

    Date:
    26 July 1983

    Peaceful picketing at or near a person's own place of work for the purpose of obtaining or communicating information, or persuading others not to work, is lawful if it is in contemplation of furtherance of a trade dispute. However, this does not give the right to contravene byelaws made in pursuance of a power conferred by statute, holds the High Court in British Airports Authority v Ashton and others.