Prison officers permanently banned from striking after Government wins High Court bid – The Independent

‘The Government has won its High Court bid to obtain a permanent ban on industrial action by prison officers, in a move unionists have warned will leave “only a matter of time” before a member of staff gets killed.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2017

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Justice secretary seeks ban on industrial action in prisons – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2017 in industrial action, injunctions, news, prison officers, prisons, trade unions by sally

‘A high court bid to impose a permanent ban on industrial action being taken by prison officers has been launched by the justice secretary, David Lidington.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2017

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Striking teachers – Education Blog

Posted May 30th, 2017 in appeals, industrial action, news, remuneration, Supreme Court, teachers by sally

‘Teachers at a sixth form college participate in a full day of lawful strike action. The collective agreement (the Red Book) incorporated into their individual contracts of employment provides that in such a situation their employer can withhold their pay. But how much can the deductions be? That was the issue in Hartley v King Edward VI College (2017) UKSC 39. The employer had made the deductions at a rate of 1/260 of their annual pay. That was based on the number of weekdays in a calendar year. That was wrong say the Supreme Court. The employer was entitled to make deductions only at a rate of 1/365 of their annual salary. This is the effect of the Apportionment Act 1870 (“the Act”). This provides for accrual from day to day: Section 2.’

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Education Blog, 24th May 2017

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Teachers win Supreme Court case in landmark ruling over ‘unfair’ pay deductions – The Independent

Posted May 25th, 2017 in appeals, employment, industrial action, news, remuneration, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A group of teachers have won a “landmark victory” against their employer, after having too much pay deducted from their annual salaries. The Supreme Court decision follows a lengthy legal battle involving three teachers at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge, who took part in a union-led strike in 2011 over changes to public sector pensions.’

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The Independent, 24th May 2017

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Orgreave files: Government urged to consider release – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2017 in disclosure, documents, industrial action, miners, news, police, select committees by sally

‘Secret files concerning one of the most high profile clashes of the 1980s miners’ strike should be assessed and made public if possible, a government committee has said.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2017

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Miners’ strike policing inquiry ‘would have been witch hunt’ – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2017 in disclosure, documents, industrial action, inquiries, miners, news, police by sally

‘The Thatcher government feared a “witch hunt” if a public inquiry were held into policing of the 1984-5 miners’ strike, declassified files show.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2017

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Government wins injunction to stop prison officers’ ‘plainly unlawful’ strike action – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2017 in industrial action, injunctions, news, prison officers by sally

‘The Government has won a High Court bid to stop prison officers staging “plainly unlawful” industrial action.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2017

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Government gains injunction to block prison staff industrial action – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2017 in industrial action, injunctions, news, prison officers, prisons by tracey

‘The government has won a High Court injunction blocking industrial action by prison staff on Wednesday.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2017

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Trade Union Act ballot thresholds in force from 1 March, regulations confirm – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 16th, 2017 in elections, industrial action, news, regulations, trade unions by sally

‘Higher ballot thresholds which must be met before trade unions can proceed with industrial action, particularly in relation to ‘important public services’, will come into force on 1 March 2017, the government has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2017

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Secret files on battle of Orgreave could be published within weeks – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2017 in archives, documents, industrial action, news, select committees by sally

‘Home Office files that have been classified for more than 30 years and could help unlock the truth about the battle of Orgreave could be published within weeks, the government has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Does the current rail dispute justify yet more reform to strike legislation? – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 18th, 2017 in industrial action, news, railways by sally

‘With amendments to toughen up trade union legislation waiting in the wings, rushing through yet more changes in response to recent rail strikes would likely only further polarise relations between employers and unions.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th January 2017

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Southern rail operator appeals to supreme court to block drivers’ strikes – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2017 in appeals, EC law, industrial action, news, railways, Supreme Court, trade unions, transport by tracey

‘Govia Thameslink Railway is taking a legal case against drivers’ union Aslef to the supreme court over its industrial action on Southern rail.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Orgreave files ‘to be made public next year’ – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2016 in archives, documents, industrial action, miners, news, police, select committees by sally

‘Home Office files concerning events at the “battle of Orgreave” are due to be released next year among a cache of records relating to the 1984 miners’ strike.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2016

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Court rejects bid to halt Southern train drivers’ industrial action – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2016 in EC law, industrial action, news, railways, trade unions by sally

‘The high court has rejected an attempt by the owners of Southern rail to prevent train drivers from taking industrial action.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2016

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Battle of Orgreave: home secretary to decide on new inquiry – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2016 in demonstrations, industrial action, inquiries, miners, news, police by sally

‘A decision on whether to launch a new inquiry into the “battle of Orgreave”, one of the most brutal episodes during the 1984 miners’ strike, is due to be announced by the home secretary, Amber Rudd.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2016

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Orgreave police ‘told to use as much force as possible’ – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2016 in industrial action, miners, news, police by sally

‘The government is considering a review of what happened in 1984 during the miners’ strike when violent clashes took place between the police and miners on the picket line at Orgreave.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2016

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Junior doctors take contract fight to high court – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2016 in contracts, doctors, industrial action, ministers' powers and duties, news, ultra vires by tracey

‘Junior doctors in England are going to the High Court to try and stop the government imposing a new contract.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2016

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Is employment law fit for the gig economy? – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2016 in employment, industrial action, news, postal service, remuneration, self-employment, taxis by sally

‘Protesting Uber drivers and Deliveroo couriers are classed as self-employed, and there are questions as to whether the law adequately protects such workers.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2016

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Orgreave report ‘could prejudice Hillsborough inquiry’ – BBC News

‘A full report into allegations of police misconduct at the so-called Battle of Orgreave will not be made public, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has ruled.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2016

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Justice secretary Michael Gove warned he will ‘lose control’ over crisis in prisons – The Independent

Posted July 12th, 2016 in industrial action, news, prison officers, prisons by sally

‘Justice Secretary and former Conservative Party leadership contender Michael Gove has been accused of being “absent” as Britain’s prisons have been plunged into crisis and hit by a series of staff walkouts.’

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The Independent, 11th July 2016

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