Industrial disputes

Latest items in Industrial disputes

  • Date:
    15 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Labour disputes

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for July 2016 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 19 October 2016.

  • Senior medics wade into junior doctors strike row

    Date:
    2 September 2016
    Type:
    News

    A group of senior medical professionals has condemned the latest series of strikes proposed by junior doctors.

  • How should you deal with a surge in sickness absence during industrial disputes?

    Date:
    6 July 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    As Southern Railway cuts 350 trains from its timetable due to staff sickness, we examine what options employers have where they suspect absent employees are taking part in unofficial industrial action.

  • Podcast: Employment law update

    Date:
    6 July 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Look out for this week's podcast, where we will provide a mid-year update of the latest developments in employment law, including Brexit, the Trade Union Act, gender pay gap reporting and public-sector exit payments.

  • Date:
    5 July 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The CEO of Southern Railway has blamed train cancellations and overcrowded trains on unofficial industrial action. With 350 trains set to be axed from the timetable, Tom Kerr-Williams looks at the difficult choices facing employers when there is a spike in sickness absence during a dispute with workers.

  • Date:
    13 June 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Trade Union Act may have been watered down from what was originally envisaged when the Tories won the general election but employers could nevertheless face an increase in alternative forms of pressure, warn Andrew Taggart and Anna Henderson.

  • Trade Union Act: restraints on industrial action watered down

    Date:
    6 June 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    With the Trade Union Bill now an Act of Parliament, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the changes to the new rules on ballots for industrial action since the original proposals. He also explains why we may not see the promised review of electronic balloting as soon as we think.

  • Date:
    3 June 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Consultant editor Darren Newman compares the provisions in the Trade Union Act 2016 with those in the original Bill. He also explains why the timescale for a review of electronic balloting set out in the Act may be more fluid than it first appears.

  • Date:
    4 May 2016
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Trade Union Act reforms the rules on trade union ballots for taking industrial action.