Industrial disputes

New and updated

  • Labour disputes

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for September 2017 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 13 December 2017.

  • Will Ryanair become a 'Southern Rail in the sky'?

    Date:
    28 September 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

  • Date:
    25 September 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Handling industrial action

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    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.

  • Date:
    31 May 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Industrial action: correct approach to deducting pay for teachers on strike

    Date:
    25 May 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Call for evidence on electronic balloting for industrial action

    Date:
    10 May 2017
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government launches a call for evidence on electronic balloting as part of its independent review into alternative methods of balloting for industrial action.

  • Picketing

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Enhanced to include a practical example around the supervision of pickets.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Trade Union Act 2016 reforms the rules on trade union ballots for taking industrial action.

  • Date:
    27 January 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.