Updated to take into account the publication of Regulations on union official facility time in the public sector, in force on 1 April 2017, and draft Regulations on check-off in the public sector, due to come into force on 10 March 2018.
Updated to include details of the national minimum wage rates, effective from 1 April 2017.
David Malamatenios is a partner, and Krishna Santra, Sandra Martins and Colin Makin are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
Practical guidance on negotiating changes to terms and conditions with a trade union, including the difference between collective bargaining and consultation.
This XpertHR survey examines how employers work with their recognised trade unions, the level of membership and scope of recognition agreements, as well as the incidence of collective disputes.
The European Court of Justice has held that a transferee is not bound by "dynamic" clauses in contracts of employment referring to collective agreements negotiated after the transfer, where that transferee cannot participate in the negotiation process.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, Anderson and others v London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority, the Court of Appeal considered whether or not uncertain wording in a collective agreement allowed an employer to give staff a lower pay increase than in previous years.
Private companies that acquire staff from the public sector may still have to honour pre-existing collective agreements, writes Christopher Mordue.
Additional information trade union recognition for local authority employers, including the framework of industrial relations in local government; local negotiating bodies; and Green Book provisions.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to collective agreements.