Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for February 2017 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 17 May 2017.
Updated to take into account the increase to the limit on the compensatory award, in force from 6 April 2017.
The new duty on public-sector employers to publish information on trade union facility time took effect on 1 April 2017.
Enhanced to include a practical example around the supervision of pickets.
The Government launches a call for evidence on electronic balloting as part of its independent review into alternative methods of balloting for industrial action.
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 Regulations that define important public services for industrial action ballots and the revised Code of practice on industrial action ballots and notice to employers.
Fifty Conservative MPs have demanded tougher strike laws be introduced to stop the "widespread misery" suffered by Southern Rail commuters being repeated.
Sir Ken Knight, the former chief fire and rescue adviser, will lead an independent review of online voting for industrial action ballots, the Government has announced.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to industrial disputes.