Employment law cases

Wilson, Palmer and others v United Kingdom [2002] IRLR 568 ECHR

Reports relating to this case:

  • Trade Unions: Financial incentives violated trade union members' human rights

    1 August 2002

    In Wilson and others v the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights holds that, whereas the absence under UK domestic law of compulsory collective bargaining did not, in itself, give rise to a violation of article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, preventing employees from exercising their right to have their trade union protect their interests rendered that right illusory.