Practical guidance on how to deal with union derecognition and end collective bargaining arrangements, including the role of the Central Arbitration Committee.
In Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) v United Kingdom  IRLR 361, a case of competing rights of association under art. 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, a trade union's right to expel a member of the BNP because his values conflicted fundamentally with its own outweighed the individual's right to membership of the union.
On 13 February 2007, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a ruling - in the case of Evaldsson and others v Sweden (application no.75252/01) - on the "monitoring fee" that building industry workers have to pay to the Swedish Building Workers' Union (Byggnads), irrespective of whether or not they are union members.
In Bull and another v Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority; Lincolnshire County Council v Fire Brigades Union and others  All ER (D) 372 (Feb) CA, the Court of Appeal has held that it is not part of fire-fighters' normal contractual duties under a collective agreement to go to accidents and emergencies that would normally be dealt with by ambulance crews.
This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.
This article looks at some of the important judgments in the area of the transfer of undertakings over the past year.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the EU Directives on informing and consulting employees and on collective redundancies preclude national legislation that excludes, even temporarily, a specific category of workers from the calculation of staff numbers within the meaning of these provisions.
In Massey v Amicus EAT/0223/04, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that where appropriate, compensation for unjustifiably disciplined trade unionists may include damages for personal injury as well as compensation for injury to feelings.
In Stewart v Moray Council  IRLR 592 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that where multiple pre-existing agreements collectively cover all employees, each must be approved by the employees covered by that particular agreement and detail how the employees will be informed and consulted.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to trade unions.