NHS hospital managers may seek court orders to halt strikes – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2011 in hospitals, industrial action, injunctions, news by sally

“Hospitals are being advised to consider blocking tactics to thwart as many as 700,000 staff taking industrial action on 30 November as part of the public sector day of action over pensions.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2011

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Unions in legal action over Southampton council pay cuts – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2011 in industrial action, local government, news, trade unions, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Unions have begun legal action after more than 99% of Southampton City Council workers signed new contracts forcing many to take a pay cut.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2011

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PCS strikers aim to close Supreme Court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in courts, industrial action, news, Supreme Court, trade unions by sally

“The courts will rely on their depleted ranks of senior managers to remain open during industrial action, when Ministry of Justice members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) strike on 30 June in protest at proposed changes to public sector pensions and job cuts.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd June 2011

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Legal right of police staff to strike under review – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2011 in industrial action, news, police by sally

“It is ‘legitimate to ask’ whether civilian staff working for the police should be banned from going on strike, according to a government adviser.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2011

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Strike laws could be toughened, warn ministers – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2011 in industrial action, news, trade unions by sally

“Ministers have taken part in high-level discussions on how to change strike laws should a surge in industrial action threaten to disrupt the economy and future international events, including Wimbledon and next year’s Olympics.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2011

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Conservatives risking reputation on law and order, say ministers – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2011 in budgets, criminal justice, industrial action, news, police by sally

“Senior Tories have raised concerns that the party is risking its reputation for being strong on law and order as the police unveiled plans for a summer campaign of protest against coalition cuts.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2011

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Serco Ltd (t/a Serco Docklands) v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers; London and Birmingham Railway Ltd (t/a London Midland) v Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen – WLR Daily

Posted March 9th, 2011 in ballots, industrial action, injunctions, law reports, trade unions by sally

Serco Ltd (t/a Serco Docklands) v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers; London and Birmingham Railway Ltd (t/a London Midland) v Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen [2011] EWCA Civ 226; [2011] WLR (D) 72

“Where a trade union proposed to take industrial action there was no obligation on the union for the purpose of section 230(2) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 to explain any more than how the lists and figures of the union membership for the ballot were reached. Therefore, where the employers complained that the ballot records sent to members working in several places of work were not accurate and the union relied on the database records of the union even though there were very minor inaccuracies in them caused by the movement of union members, such errors did not invalidate the strike decision reached by a great majority of the members who voted.”

WLR Daily, 7th March 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Unions welcome court strike ruling – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2011 in ballots, industrial action, news, trade unions by sally

“Two rail unions have welcomed a court ruling that prevents minor mistakes in balloting being used to halt strikes.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2011

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Cameron agrees to consider anti-strike law reform – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2011 in industrial action, news, trade unions by sally

“Rules may be changed so that strike is only lawful if a majority of those entitled to vote back the action.”

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The Guardian, 12th January 2011

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CBI calls for tougher legislation on right to strike – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2010 in industrial action, news, trade unions by sally

“Business leaders will today urge the government to introduce stringent new laws to make it harder for public sector workers to go on strike and prevent the country grinding to a halt as opposition grows to the looming spending cuts.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2010

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ITN faces court challenge over pensions – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2010 in industrial action, media, news, pensions, retirement by sally

“ITN is facing a high court legal challenge over plans to dramatically reduce pension payments made to the families of former employees.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2010

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Unions threaten strike action over civil service redundancy deal – The Guardian

“Civil service unions are threatening strike action after the government announced a ‘non-negotiable’ new redundancy deal that will reduce pay-outs for compulsory redundancies from a maximum of more than six years to just one year.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2010

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Government accused of declaring war on unions over strike law and redundancy plans – The Guardian

“The government was today (5 July) accused of declaring war on trade unions as ministers moved to cut the redundancy terms of public sector workers and reports emerged of plans to tighten up the law on strike ballots.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2010

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Tube strike on after court refuses injunction – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in industrial action, injunctions, news, railways, transport by sally

“A 48-hour strike by London Underground maintenance workers will go ahead tonight after the High Court refused to grant an injunction preventing the stoppage.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2010

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High Court move by Tube Lines to stop workers’ strike – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in industrial action, news, railways, transport by sally

“The firm responsible for repairs to the Tube network is to seek a High Court injunction to stop a strike by maintenance workers.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2010

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Government shuns call to change strike laws – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2010 in ballots, industrial action, news, trade unions by sally

“The government has slapped down calls by business leaders for changes to rules regarding strike ballots.”

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BBC News, 21st June 2010

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CBI calls for shake-up of UK’s labour laws – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2010 in industrial action, news, redundancy, trade unions by sally

“The TUC has condemned new proposals from the powerful business lobby group CBI to make it harder for workers to strike as ‘a charter for exploitation at work’.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2010

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British Airways plc v Unite the Union – WLR Daily

Posted May 24th, 2010 in airlines, appeals, ballots, industrial action, law reports, trade unions by sally

British Airways plc v Unite the Union [2010] WLR (D) 131

“When, following a ballot the result of which supported strike action, one was asking whether a union and its members were protected from a claim in tort under certain provisions within Part V of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, the conditions contained in s 231 of the Act as to the provision by the union of information to its members concerning the results of the ballot were critical. However, s 231 was poorly drafted and it was not appropriate to adopt an over-literal interpretation of its wording.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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British Airways strikes banned by High Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2010 in airlines, industrial action, news, trade unions by sally

“Air passengers have received a double dose of good news as the British Airways strike was averted and regulators changed the rules on flying through volcanic ash.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2010

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Sats boycott prompts threat of legal challenge – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2010 in education, industrial action, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

“Headteachers are facing possible legal action after pressing ahead with a planned boycott of Sats tests in England.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk