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Trade unions: CAC has jurisdiction to order re-run of ballot

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    R (on the application of Ultraframe (UK) Ltd) v Central Arbitration Committee [2005] IRLR 641 CA (0 other reports)

Key points

In R (on the application of Ultraframe (UK) Ltd) v Central Arbitration Committee [2005] EWCA Civ 560, the Court of Appeal holds that:

  • The role of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) had been summarised in R v CAC ex parte Kwik Fit (GB) Ltd [2002] IRLR 395, approved in this case, as having been intended by parliament to be a decision-making body in a specialist area not suitable for the intervention of the courts.
  • The CAC therefore had jurisdiction under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA) to order a further ballot to be carried out to determine whether the union in question was supported by a majority of the workforce to represent them in collective bargaining.