Updated to reflect that the Court of Appeal will not hear the appeal in Awan v ICTS UK Ltd because the parties reached a settlement.
Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for September 2019 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 17 December 2019.
UK employers face a 30-minute "general strike" in support of the Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, according to a motion proposed at next month's Trades Union Congress in Brighton.
In Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others, the Court of Appeal held that the employer had not made unlawful inducements when it sent letters to employees asking them to agree a pay deal that had been rejected by their trade union.
Updated to include information on Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others, in which the Court of Appeal considered if a pay offer made directly to the workforce was an unlawful inducement.
Last month the High Court dismissed a case which claimed outsourced workers should be able to negotiate pay and conditions for the organisations they work for. Tom Long, legal director and employment law specialist at law firm Shakespeare Martineau, looks at what impact the case could have had, had it been successful.
Updated to reflect an increase in the limits applying to employment tribunal awards, with effect from 6 April 2019.
Updated to take into account the increase to the limit on the compensatory award, in force from 6 April 2019.
The High Court has dismissed a case brought by the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which claimed that outsourced employees should be able to negotiate pay and conditions with the employers they work for.
A pharmacists' union has invited Boots to "start a new positive chapter of employee relations" after winning an eight year battle for recognition at the company.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to trade unions and trade union recognition.