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HM Prison Service v Bewley

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In HM Prison Service v Bewley EAT/595/03, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that where an employer and union enter into a voluntary collective agreement that contains a provision for arbitration for the settlement of disputes, any arbitration award will itself be treated as a collective agreement.

The collective agreement entered into between the Prison Service and the Prison Officers Association contained a pendulum arbitration clause for the settlement of disputes.