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Industrial action: POEU dispute not related mainly to redundancy fears

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    Mercury Communications Ltd v (1) Scott-Garner (2) the Post Office Engineering Union [1983] IRLR 494 CA (0 other reports)

The Employment Act 1982 narrowed the definition of a trade dispute so that a dispute must now relate wholly or mainly to one of the specified matters. In Mercury Communications Ltd v Scott-Gamer and The Post Office Engineering Union 21.10.83 (High Court) and 9 11.83 (Court of Appeal), the Court of Appeal examines documents and letters written on behalf of the union and concludes that the POEU probably could not show that the dispute arose from fear of redundancies rather than from its political objections to the Government's policies.