Trade union members

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  • Massey v UNIFI

    Date:
    5 September 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Massey v UNIFI [2007] IRLR 902 CA, the Court of Appeal has increased the compensation awarded by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in a case where a trade union unjustifiably disciplined one of its members.

  • Time limits: "Reasonably practicable" for complainant to meet statutory time limit

    Date:
    1 November 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In GMB v Hamm, the EAT held that it was "reasonably practicable" for a trade union member complaining of unlawful expulsion from his trade union to bring his claim within the statutory time period, and the claim should not, therefore, have been allowed to proceed.

  • Trade union activities: Derecognition of shop steward challengeable as "action short of dismissal"

    Date:
    1 August 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    Removal of a shop steward's accreditation under a recognition agreement was action short of dismissal taken against him "as an individual", according to the EAT in F W Farnsworth Ltd v McCoid, thereby allowing him to claim that the action was taken for the purpose of preventing or deterring him from taking part in trade union activities or penalising him for doing so.

  • Trade union membership: Guidance on meaning of trade union membership

    Date:
    1 August 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Speciality Care plc v Pachela and another, the EAT holds that it remains correct that a complaint of unfair dismissal by reason of trade union membership should be determined not only by reference to whether the complainant had simply joined a union, but also by reference to whether the introduction of union representation into the employment relationship had led the employer to dismiss him or her.

  • Trade union activities: Consent to recruit members did not bar criticism of employer

    Date:
    1 November 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Bass Taverns Ltd v Burgess, the Court of Appeal holds that a shop steward who resigned after he was demoted for making disparaging remarks about the employer to trainee managers was unfairly constructively dismissed for taking part in trade union activities at an appropriate time.

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