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.
The Advocate General has taken the view that the TUPE Regulations can be given a "dynamic" interpretation, suggesting that UK law can permit the survival after transfer of a pay increase negotiated under a collective agreement signed by the transferor before the transfer.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to collective agreements.