Collective agreements

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  • Advocate General suggests that TUPE law can allow transferor's pay agreement to survive transfer

    Date:
    25 February 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    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. 

  • Workforce agreement

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Collective agreement

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Case of the week: Pay agreements

    Date:
    24 October 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers pay agreements.

  • Sodexo signs international trade union rights agreement

    Date:
    9 February 2012
    Type:
    Case studies

    Sodexo, the France-based on-site services multinational, signed an international framework agreement on trade union and bargaining rights in December 2011, covering 390,000 employees worldwide. Earlier in the year, it had signed a national framework agreement on partnership working with UK unions.

  • When will a term agreed through a collective process be binding on individual employees?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • TUPE: Supreme Court asks ECJ if transferee has to honour pay agreement signed by transferor

    Date:
    16 June 2011
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Supreme Court has referred to the European Court of Justice the question of whether or not the TUPE Regulations should be given a "dynamic" interpretation, in the context of a dispute over a transferee's failure to honour the terms of a pay increase made under a collective agreement that was incorporated into the contracts of employment before the transfer. 

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 September 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Annabel Mackay and Adam Johnson, associates at Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.

  • TUPE: Transferee not bound by transferor's post-transfer pay agreement

    Date:
    13 April 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Alemo-Herron and others [2010] EWCA Civ 24 CA, the Court of Appeal held that, where the transfer of an undertaking occurs, and the transferring employees' contracts contain a clause referring to a collective agreement between the transferor and the relevant union, the transferee is not obliged to recognise wage increases agreed by the transferor and the union after the transfer has occurred resulting from negotiations to which the transferee was not a party.

  • Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Alemo-Herron and others

    Date:
    3 February 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has restored an employment tribunal decision that a transferee was not bound by the terms of a pay increase made under a collective agreement that was incorporated into the contracts before the transfer, where the increase was made under an agreement reached after the transfer in which the transferee played no part.

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