A Northern Ireland industrial tribunal has referred to the European Court of Justice the question of whether or not legislation that requires collective redundancy consultation only where an employer is proposing to make redundant 20 or more employees "at one establishment" is compatible with European law.
Practical guidance on arranging the election of employee representatives for collective redundancy consultation purposes.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the words "at one establishment" should be deleted from s.188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, Anderson and others v London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority, the Court of Appeal considered whether or not uncertain wording in a collective agreement allowed an employer to give staff a lower pay increase than in previous years.
Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer, and Joe Beeston, Laura Garner, Helen Samuel and Dinu Suntook are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
Chris Mordue explains how the recent case, PDAU v Boots Management Services Ltd, affects trade union recognition.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has provided guidance on how tribunals should assess protective awards where an employer has breached its obligation to inform and consult on a TUPE transfer.
Key differences in the law relating to trade unions and industrial action in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to collective employee relations.