New powers to curb strike disruption approved by MPs – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2023 in bills, emergency services, industrial action, news, trade unions, transport by tracey

‘MPs have backed plans aimed at enforcing minimum service levels for some sectors during strikes.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2023

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New Anti-Strike Laws – Understanding the rights and duties of employers and employees in industrial action – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 16th, 2023 in employment, industrial action, local government, news by tracey

‘It seems that with each week there is news of a new sector or profession announcing a strike. Julie Bann, Christian Grierson and Beth Edwards consider fundamental employment law principles, answer FAQs and explore the practical and legal risks of strike action impacting the public sector.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Grant Shapps unveils new powers in strike laws – BBC News

‘Business Secretary Grant Shapps has set out plans to enforce minimum service levels during strike action, including for ambulance staff, firefighters and railway workers.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2023

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Anti-strikes bill to be introduced to Parliament – BBC News

‘The government will introduce a bill to Parliament on Tuesday which would ensure public sector services maintain minimum service levels during strike action.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2023

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Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to establish minimum service levels for transport provision following widespread industrial action on the country’s railways. The UK government describes the Bill as necessary ‘to keep Britain moving during transport strikes’. While the legislation’s effectiveness has been questioned elsewhere, the Bill also raises several issues in relation to international human rights law, some of which will be the focus of this blog post.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 9th January 2023

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Anti-strike law could be brought forward as government tries to end disputes – The Guardian

‘Anti-strike legislation is expected to be brought forward later this week, as Rishi Sunak’s government scrambles to get a grip of the ongoing industrial disputes.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2023

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News focus: Legal aid pay rises would stoke inflation – Raab – Law Society’s Gazette

‘With the government set to unveil its full response to the Bellamy legal aid review, lord chancellor Dominic Raab says extra cash for solicitors is unlikely. The prospect of industrial action still looms.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25thNovember 2022

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More cash for solicitors? Not the right thing to do – Raab – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lord chancellor Dominic Raab has signalled that he will not be announcing extra cash for solicitors when the government’s response to the Bellamy legal aid review is published next week.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 23rd November 2022

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Law Society has ‘duty’ to tell solicitors to shun underpaid work, says president – The Guardian

‘The new president of the Law Society has said the association has a duty to tell solicitors in England and Wales to refuse criminal work if they are not paid properly for it, as they demand a 15% increase in legal aid fees to give them parity with barristers.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2022

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Unions Launch Legal Action Over The Government’s Agency Workers Strike Law – Each Other

‘Ten trade unions are taking legal action against the government’s new regulations that allow agency workers to fill in for workers on strike. ‘

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Each Other, 12th October 2022

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London school uses law change to replace striking staff with agency workers – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2022 in casual workers, education, industrial action, news by tracey

‘A primary school whose top management were paid £1.49m last year has become among the first to use strike-busting legislation allowing them to hire agency workers to replace striking staff.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2022

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Criminal barristers vote to end strike over pay – BBC News

‘Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted to end their long-running strike action after the government offered a new pay deal.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2022

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Judges wrong to bail defendants due to barristers’ strike, high court rules – The Guardian

‘Judges were wrong to refuse to extend the period defendants could be kept in jail awaiting trial in cases delayed by the criminal barristers’ strike, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

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Judges unlawfully releasing defendants, court hears – BBC News

‘Crown Court judges have been releasing potentially dangerous criminals unlawfully because of delays linked to the criminal barristers’ strike, the High Court has heard.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2022

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Judges wrong to state views about barristers’ strike, high court told – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2022 in barristers, criminal justice, industrial action, judiciary, news, remand by sally

‘Judges acted wrongly when expressing views on the criminal barristers’ strike as they refused to keep defendants behind bars in cases delayed by the ongoing pay dispute, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2022

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CPS brings case against judges bailing defendants – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions is bringing a High Court challenge against judges’ refusal to detain defendants for longer ahead of trial amid record-high backlogs and legal strikes.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2022

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Four murder accused to be released on bail amid legal aid strikes – The Guardian

‘Four people accused of murder are to be released on bail after a judge refused to extend the time they could be kept in custody pending trial.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2022

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Striking barristers hold talks with new justice secretary – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2022 in barristers, criminal justice, industrial action, legal aid, news, remuneration by sally

‘Barristers on strike in England and Wales have been urged to return to work during their first round of negotiations with the justice secretary.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2022

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Delays leave man facing four years in Leicester jail without trial – The Guardian

‘A man has been told he will have to spend at least four years and three months in jail without trial as a result of Covid, barrister strikes and a malfunctioning courtroom.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2022

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Barristers accuse ministers of rushing release of pre-recorded video evidence – The Guardian

‘Barristers have accused ministers of ignoring a crisis in the criminal justice system by continuing to roll out pre-recorded video evidence for rape survivors in England and Wales amid a strike by advocates. The policy, allowing complainants of offences including modern slavery to be cross-examined before trial in front of a limited number of people, was extended to five more crown courts on Friday, taking the total to 63. Three-quarters of courts are covered and all will be by the end of the month.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com