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Collective bargaining: Letters sent directly to employees sought "prohibited result" of ending collective bargaining

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In Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others [2018] IRLR 428 EAT, the EAT held that the employer made unlawful inducements when it sent letters to employees asking them to agree a pay deal that had been rejected by their trade union. The employer had sought the "prohibited result" that - for the following year at least - the employees' terms would no longer be determined by collective agreement, even though the employer had no intention of actually derecognising the union.