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Redundancy: Consultation may be required where variations proposed

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Transport and General Workers Union v Manchester Airport plc [2005] All ER (D) 33 (Jan) EAT (0 other reports)

Key points

In Transport and General Workers Union v Manchester Airport plc, the EAT holds:

  • The employment tribunal was entitled to find that the large number of meetings held between the employer and trade union representatives, local and national, did amount to meaningful consultation carried out in good faith as required by s.188.
  • Widespread changes to terms and conditions of employment were proposed rather than actual redundancies, and the employer assumed that the consultation provisions contained in s.188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 applied.