Harris v Richard Lawson Autologistics Ltd [2002] IRLR 476 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Union recognition: Employee bound by agreement made with shop steward

    7 October 2002

    In Harris v Richard Lawson Autologistics Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that a shop steward had apparent or ostensible authority to negotiate an agreement on holiday pay on behalf of TGWU members he represented, notwithstanding that, on the assumed facts of the case, the agreement was not put to the members, and was concluded in contravention of TGWU standing instructions.