Updated on 21 April 2020 to include a note from the ONS in response to the coronavirus pandemic and changes to the labour disputes section of the monthly labour market report.
Updated to include information on Royal Mail Group Ltd v Communication Workers Union, in which the Court of Appeal gave guidance on what amounts to unlawful interference in the conduct of a ballot.
Following the December 2019 general election, consultant editor Darren Newman examines the new majority Conservative Government's potential employment law plans.
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 Hartley and others v King Edward VI College  IRLR 763 SC, the Supreme Court held that, when deducting pay from employees' wages in respect of their participation in strike action on the relevant days, the appropriate daily rate of deduction was one-365th of the employees' annual salary, rather than one-260th as had been applied by the employer.
The Supreme Court has held that the pay of teachers must be deducted at a daily rate of 1/365th of their annual salary, rather than 1/260th, for a one-day strike.
Updated to reflect changes effected by the Trade Union Act 2016 relating to the supervision of picketing, in force from 1 March 2017.
The European Court of Human Rights has held that UK laws that prohibit secondary or "sympathy" industrial action do not violate art.11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which covers freedom of assembly and association.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to industrial action.