All items: Industrial disputes

  • Industrial action in "important public services"

    27 January 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the additional restrictions on industrial action for "important public services" under the Trade Union Act 2016. He also explains why any further limitations on industrial action might not be wise with Brexit on the horizon.

  • Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

    15 September 2016

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Southern rail dispute: suspected unofficial industrial action and how to deal with it

    5 July 2016

    The CEO of Southern Railway has blamed train cancellations and overcrowded trains on unofficial industrial action. With 350 trains set to be axed from the timetable, Tom Kerr-Williams looks at the difficult choices facing employers when there is a spike in sickness absence during a dispute with workers.

  • Trade Union Act 2016: a boost for unofficial industrial action?

    13 June 2016

    The Trade Union Act may have been watered down from what was originally envisaged when the Tories won the general election but employers could nevertheless face an increase in alternative forms of pressure, warn Andrew Taggart and Anna Henderson.

  • Trade Union Act impact "less draconian" than anticipated

    3 June 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman compares the provisions in the Trade Union Act 2016 with those in the original Bill. He also explains why the timescale for a review of electronic balloting set out in the Act may be more fluid than it first appears.

  • Will the Trade Union Bill cause unintended problems for employers?

    1 April 2016

    Do the proposed changes to employment law in the Trade Union Bill have potential unintended consequences for employers? Ramez Moussa, employment partner at Squire Patton Boggs, gives his view.

  • Trade Union Bill before the House of Lords

    25 November 2015

    With the Trade Union Bill now before the House of Lords, consultant editor Darren Newman assesses the Government's amendment to the Bill abolishing union dues check off in the public sector. He also asks if the Government's insistence on postal ballots, arguably reducing turnout, is likely to survive the scrutiny of the Lords.

  • Industrial action reform: the Trade Union Bill restrictions

    3 September 2015

    Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the Trade Union Bill and explains why, as currently drafted, the Bill places more restrictions on the unions and industrial action than he had anticipated.

  • Industrial action reform: the Government's proposals

    27 May 2015

    Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the newly elected Conservative Government's proposals for reform in relation to industrial action, and balloting thresholds in particular.

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