Jail strike ban ‘breaches rights’ – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2008 in industrial action, news, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers are appealing to the European Court of Human Rights over legislation banning them from striking.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2008

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Ministry of Justice v Prison Officers’ Association – Times Law Reports

Posted March 31st, 2008 in human rights, industrial action, law reports, prison officers by sally

Ministry of Justice v Prison Officers’ Association

Queen’s Bench Division

“Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights guaranteeing freedom of assembly and association, conferred no express right to strike and it was not breached by a court order forbidding any form of industrial action.”

The Times, 31st March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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International Transport Workers’ Federation and Another v Viking Line ABP and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted December 14th, 2007 in EC law, freedom of establishment, industrial action, law reports, shipping law by sally

International Transport Workers’ Federation and Another v Viking Line ABP and Another

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“The protection of workers could justify industrial action causing a restriction on freedom of establishment of a shipowner proposing to reflag the vessel for economic reasons.”

The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Jailors claim right to strike under EU treaty – The Times

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in EC law, industrial action, news, prisons by sally

“Gordon Brown faces his first legal challenge under the new EU Charter of Fundamental Rights days after claiming to have won a watertight opt-out from the document for Britain.”

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The Times, 22nd October 2007

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Royal Mail wins court injunction to stop strikes planned for next week – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2007 in industrial action, injunctions, news, postal service by sally

“Royal Mail last night won an high court ruling outlawing two one-day strikes planned by postal workers next week.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prison officers to be banned from striking – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2007 in industrial action, news, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers are to be banned from going on strike, the justice secretary, Jack Straw, disclosed last night.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2007

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Jail dispute set to spread to other public sector unions despite talks – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in industrial action, news, prison officers, trade unions by sally

“More strikes by prison officers look inevitable in the wake of the government’s response to this week’s wildcat action. The justice secretary, Jack Straw, is due to meet union leaders today for ‘meaningful talks’, but both sides appeared headed for a confrontation which could spread to other public sector unions.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007

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Court rules against ‘illegal’ UK prison strike – Financial Times

Posted August 29th, 2007 in industrial action, injunctions, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers … defied a court injunction aimed at halting an illegal strike by thousands of warders across England and Wales. ”

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Financial Times, 29th August 2007

Source: www.ft.com