Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for August 2017 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 15 November 2017.
Ryanair has angered staff and customers after disastrous errors with its pilot rota. The company could now risk unofficial industrial action through sickness absence, as was the case at Southern Rail last year, report Richard Nicolle and Joseph Lappin from Stewarts.
The Trade Union Act introduced rules on balloting for industrial action in important public services that set the bar high for workers. Nick Chronias looks at how the law might work in practice.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to industrial disputes.