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Trade unions and trade union recognition

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  • Labour disputes

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for December 2018 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 19 March 2019.

  • Cases on appeal

    Type:
    Law reports

    Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court has granted Ms Tomlinson-Blake, supported by Unison, leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake.

  • Outsourced Whitehall support workers to strike over low pay

    Date:
    21 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Cleaners, receptionists and security guards at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are set to go on strike tomorrow as part of action to demand the London Living Wage.

  • Employee 'class actions' on the rise: what does this mean for employers?

    Date:
    16 January 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    The courts have seen a significant rise in the number of employment claims brought by large groups of individuals. The most common employee 'class actions' relate to equal pay and worker status. Caroline Stroud from Freshfields looks at the types of class action claims on the increase and how employers should respond.

  • Date:
    11 January 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what were the 10 most important judgments in 2018 that every employer should know about?

  • Podcast: Key employment cases for 2019

    Date:
    11 January 2019
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Which employment cases will have the biggest impact on HR in 2019? We assess the likely impact on employers of upcoming cases on: the national minimum wage, shared parental leave, holiday pay, restrictive covenants, collective bargaining, covert CCTV, and employment status.

  • No collective bargaining rights for self-employed Deliveroo riders, rules High Court

    Date:
    18 December 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In R (on the application of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain) v the Central Arbitration Committee and another, the High Court held that Deliveroo riders are not workers and therefore are not automatically entitled to a collective bargaining arrangement.

  • High Court upholds Deliveroo self-employment and collective bargaining ruling

    Date:
    6 December 2018
    Type:
    News

    The High Court has held that Deliveroo riders are self-employed and cannot form a collective bargaining unit.

  • Union claims council 'secretly' rewarded staff that did not strike

    Date:
    28 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    Birmingham City Council refuse workers are considering whether to go on strike, following allegations that the council "secretly" paid several thousands of pounds to a group of staff that did not take part in industrial action last year.

  • Equal pay strike hits Glasgow schools and services

    Date:
    24 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Hundreds of schools and nurseries are closed in Glasgow after around 8,000 workers began a two-day strike over a long-running dispute about equal pay.

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