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Industrial action: Majority vote for strike was sufficient

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    West Midlands Travel Ltd v Transport and General Workers' Union [1994] IRLR 578 CA (0 other reports)

In an industrial action ballot which includes questions on both strike action and action short of a strike, each question has to be treated separately, so that a majority vote in favour of a strike will support subsequent strike action, even if those votes do not add up to a majority of those voting in the ballot as a whole, holds the Court of Appeal in West Midlands Travel Ltd v Transport and General Workers' Union.

In May 1992, bus drivers employed by West Midlands Travel Ltd went on strike on two Saturdays.