Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for July 2017 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 18 October 2017.
Updated to include information on the Trade Union (Wales) Act 2017, which excludes services provided by a devolved Welsh authority from balloting provisions requiring a 40% support threshold.
New picketing laws came into force in March designed to prevent trade unions adopting intimidating tactics during industrial action. Nick Chronias, partner at DAC Beachcroft, looks at the likely impact of the changes and whether they could lead to new union tactics in disputes.
The Supreme Court has held that the pay of teachers must be deducted at a daily rate of 1/365th of their annual salary, rather than 1/260th, for a one-day strike.
The Government launches a call for evidence on electronic balloting as part of its independent review into alternative methods of balloting for industrial action.
Enhanced to include a practical example around the supervision of pickets.
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.
Updated to take into account the publication of draft Regulations in relation to union check-off arrangements for the public sector.
Fifty Conservative MPs have demanded tougher strike laws be introduced to stop the "widespread misery" suffered by Southern Rail commuters being repeated.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to industrial disputes.