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  • Date:
    1 December 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Consultation on redundancies: Winding-up order did not curtail "protected period"

    In AEEU and GMB v Clydesdale Group plc (in receivership), the EAT holds that the making of a winding-up order does not bring the calculation period of a protective award - the "protected period" - to an end.

  • Date:
    1 June 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy: Importance of individual consultation

    In a number of recent cases, the EAT has re-emphasised the critical importance of consulting with employees on an individual basis before dismissing for redundancy. In particular, the obligation to consult applies notwithstanding that an employee is employed under a fixed-term contract which is coming to an end.

  • Date:
    1 April 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy: Duty to consult over non-union members

    The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland affirms that an employer's statutory obligation to consult a trade union about proposed redundancies arises where the redundancies relate to a description or category of employee in respect of which the union is recognised, whether or not the employees in question are members of that union.

  • Date:
    1 February 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Consultation on redundancies: Recognition agreement did not extend to managers

    The insertion into a staff handbook of a clause about trade union membership did not amount to an agreement to extend the employer's union recognition agreement to cover managerial staff as well as staff below management grades. Therefore, holds the EAT in Makro Self Service Wholesalers Ltd v Union of Shop Distributive & Allied Workers, the employer had no statutory obligation to consult with the union about a manager's impending redundancy.

  • Date:
    1 December 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy: Privatised water company is "state body"

    A privatised water company is a "state body" for the purposes of the direct application of the provisions of EC Directives, holds the High Court in Griffin and others v South West Water Services Ltd.

  • Date:
    1 July 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Consultation: Government must legislate on worker representation

    By failing to ensure worker representation in workplaces where no trade union is recognised, the UK Government has failed to comply with its Community law obligations to ensure that workers' representatives are informed and consulted on business transfers and collective redundancies, the European Court of Justice rules in Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • Date:
    15 February 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    Judicial review: Pit closures without use of review procedure were unlawful

    British Coal had a statutory obligation to use a review procedure agreed with the trade unions in relation to proposed pit closures, holds the High Court in R v British Coal Corporation and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry ex parte Vardy and others.

  • Date:
    1 November 1992
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Re Hartlebury Printers Ltd and others (in liquidation)

    In Re Hartlebury Printers Ltd and others (in liquidation) [1992] IRLR 516 HC, the High Court held that administration in itself did not amount to a special circumstance under the Employment Protection Act 1985, section 99(8). As a result, administration does not necessarily mean that the duty to consult with unions is impracticable.

  • Date:
    1 October 1985
    Type:
    Law reports

    Transport & General Workers' Union v Ledbury Preserves (1928) Ltd

    In Transport & General Workers' Union v Ledbury Preserves (1928) Ltd [1985] IRLR 412 EAT, the EAT held that in a potential redundancy situation there must be "sufficient meaningful" consultation before notices of dismissal are sent out.

  • Date:
    1 August 1978
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Bakers' Union v Clarks of Hove Ltd

    In The Bakers' Union v Clarks of Hove Ltd [1978] IRLR 366 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the EAT had incorrectly set aside the finding by the Industrial Tribunal that the employers' insolvency was not a special circumstance rendering it not reasonably practicable for them to comply with the redundancy consultation provisions of the Employment Protection Act, section 99.