UK Coal Mining Ltd v National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) and another [2008] IRLR 4 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Redundancy: Employers must consult over reasons for closure

    Date:
    24 November 2007

    In UK Coal Mining Ltd v (1) National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) (2) The British Association of Colliery Management EAT/0397/06 & EAT/0141/07, the EAT held that the duty to consult about ways of "avoiding" redundancies inevitably involves consultation about the reasons behind the proposed dismissals and, contrary to previous authority, is not limited to consultation about how the redundancies are to be effected.

  • UK Coal Mining Ltd v (1) National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) (2) The British Association of Colliery Management

    Date:
    8 November 2007

    In UK Coal Mining Ltd v (1) National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) (2) The British Association of Colliery Management EAT/0397/06 & EAT/0141/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer was obliged to consult with appropriate representatives about the reasons for the closure of the workplace, which was the reason for the redundancies.

  • Case of the week: Consultation on collective redundancies

    Date:
    6 November 2007

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers consultation on collective redundancies.