Miles v Wakefield Metropolitan District Council [1987] IRLR 193 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Industrial action: Employer entitled to deduct pay for industrial action

    31 March 1987

    Workers who are on strike, or who, by way of industrial action, refuse to carry out their duties, are not entitled to be paid unless the employer accepts such work as is performed during industrial action as complete performance of the worker's duties. So holds the House of Lords in Miles v Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, rejecting Mr Miles' claim for wages in respect of a period of industrial action.