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Industrial action: Subject matter of trade dispute was "exhausted"

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    Re South West Trains and others 25 October 1999 HC (0 other reports)

In Re South West Trains and others 25.10.99 High Court, the High Court restrained a trade union from calling on its members to take strike action in circumstances where concerns about changes to the safety role of train guards that formed the ostensible core of the trade dispute had been dissolved because they had largely been met by the employer. There was thus no longer any real or live trade dispute, and a further demand by the union that the status quo ante should apply amounted to a departure from the subject matter of the ballot that preceded the call for action and so was not covered by it.