Edwards and another v Encirc Ltd [2015] IRLR 528 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Working time: Time attending trade union and health and safety meetings constituted working time

    Date:
    1 August 2015

    In Edwards and another v Encirc Ltd [2015] IRLR 528 EAT, the EAT held that the time employee representatives spent attending trade union and health and safety meetings constituted "working time" under the Working Time Regulations 1998.

  • EAT decides working time includes attendance at union meetings

    Date:
    12 May 2015

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the employment tribunal adopted an unduly restrictive approach when deciding that the time spent by two trade union representatives attending union meetings during the day was not "working time". The EAT said that the correct approach is to take into account the aims of the EU Directive relating to working time.