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Trade unions: Injunction granted to restore lawful picketing in unballoted action

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Gate Gourmet London Ltd v Transport and General Workers' Union and others [2005] IRLR 881 HC (0 other reports)

Key points

In Gate Gourmet London Ltd v Transport and General Workers' Union and others [2005] EWHC 1889, the High Court holds:

  • A trade union committed unlawful and tortious acts under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, by the presence of its officials at pickets where those acts were being perpetrated, and by its failure to repudiate those acts, which could be deemed to be acts authorised or endorsed by officials who constituted a group that organised or coordinated industrial action.
  • The injunction would be granted in part only, to limit picket numbers at the site where there had been intimidation in recent days, but not at the site where the unlawful incidents had occurred away from, but in proximity to the pickets.