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Industrial action: Union's ban on standby duties was not industrial action

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    Fire Brigades Union v. Knowles and another [1996] IRLR 337 EAT (0 other reports)

A trade union's policy of opposing, on grounds of safety, the practice of those of its members who were full-time employees being employed as standbys when they were off duty did not constitute a strike or "other industrial action", holds the EAT in Fire Brigades Union v Knowles and another [1996] IRLR 337. Therefore, two of the union's members who were expelled from the union for engaging in that practice were not "unjustifiably disciplined" by the union.