Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in appeals, employment tribunals, jurisdiction, law reports, trade unions by sally

Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWCA Civ 652; [2014] WLR (D) 214

‘It was not necessary in a claim for detriment under section 146(1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 for the independence of the relevant trade union to be established in order for an employment tribunal to have jurisdiction.’

WLR Daily, 15th May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Theresa May stuns Police Federation with vow to break its power – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in ministers' powers and duties, news, police, speeches, trade unions by sally

‘Home secretary says that in their handling of sensitive cases some officers had displayed ‘contempt for the public’.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Article 11: Right to strike and insecure workers – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Two different bodies in the last week have reflected on issues concerning the fundamental imbalance in the employment relationship.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd April 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Hundreds of probation officers appeal against new jobs – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2014 in appeals, contracting out, news, probation, trade unions by sally

‘Hundreds of probation officers have appealed against the jobs assigned to them under a new system due to contract out most probation work from next year.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Trade unions challenge coalition sell-off of Britain’s probation service – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2014 in contracting out, international law, news, probation, trade unions by tracey

‘Government plans to privatise the probation service amount to a breach of the international laws on forced labour, according to a union legal challenge that is being launched on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UNISON’s employment tribunal fees challenge dismissed, but impact of new regime not yet apparent, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

‘A trade union’s legal challenge to the introduction of fees to bring a case to an employment tribunal has been dismissed by the High Court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Tube strikes – should the law be changed? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘We asked the business lobbying group CBI, the Institute of Directors (IOD) and Trade Union lawyer Richard Arthur for their views on reform of this prickly area of law.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th February 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

United States of America v Nolan – WLR Daily

United States of America v Nolan [2014] EWCA Civ 71;  [2014] WLR (D)  46

‘Employers who were public administrative bodies or sovereign states were not exempt from the obligation to consult employees’ representatives about proposed collective redundancies imposed by section 188(1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, as substituted.’

WLR Daily, 4th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014

Posted January 31st, 2014 in elections, legislation, lobbying, third parties, trade unions by sally

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Regina (Boots Management Services Ltd) v Central Arbitration Committee – WLR Daily

Regina (Boots Management Services Ltd) v Central Arbitration Committee [2014] EWHC 65 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 25

‘The right guaranteed by article 11 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of individuals to form and to join trade unions for the protection of their interests encompassed the right to engage in collective bargaining relating to the terms and conditions of employment of a particular group of workers.’

WLR Daily, 22nd January 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Association de médiation sociale v Union locale des syndicats CGT (Union départementale CGT des Bouches-du-Rhône and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted January 17th, 2014 in EC law, elections, law reports, trade unions by sally

Association de médiation sociale v Union locale des syndicats CGT (Union départementale CGT des Bouches-du-Rhône and another intervening) (Case C-176/12); [2014] WLR (D) 2

‘Article 27 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, by itself or in conjunction with the provisions of Parliament and Council Directive 2002/14/EC, could not be invoked in a dispute between individuals in order to disapply national provision.’

WLR Daily, 15th January 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Final TUPE amendment regulations provide “welcome clarification”, but uncertainties remain, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 16th, 2014 in contract of employment, employment, news, redundancy, regulations, trade unions by tracey

‘Companies can now start “looking in earnest” at how to make changes to the regime governing protections for employees transferring to a new employer after the publication of final regulations clarified some outstanding questions about the new regime, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th January 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

HMRC targets unpaid intern employers – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2013 in HM Revenue & Customs, minimum wage, news, trade unions, young persons by michael

“HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is targeting 200 employers who recently advertised internships to ensure they are paying the minimum wage.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government to review legality of “intimidating” trade union leverage campaigns – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 8th, 2013 in harassment, illegality, news, trade unions by tracey

“The Government is right to consider a review of the civil and criminal laws surrounding so-called ‘leverage campaigns’, with a view towards making it harder for trade unions to engage in ‘industrial intimidation’ during labour disputes, an expert has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th November 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Unison to challenge employment tribunal fees in High Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in employment tribunals, fees, human rights, news, trade unions, tribunals by tracey

“The union is bringing a legal challenge over the introduction of fees for employment tribunals to the High Court tomorrow.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st October 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Probation officers vote to strike in protest at privatisation – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2013 in contracting out, industrial action, news, probation, trade unions by sally

“Probation officers have voted by an overwhelming majority to go on strike in protest at government plans to privatise the service.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Construction firms to compensate workers whose names were on blacklist – The Guardian

“Major construction companies are to compensate workers whose names were on a secret industry blacklist. The dramatic development follows years of campaigning by unions after it was discovered that more than 3,200 names, mainly of building workers, were kept on the list, drawn up by a shadowy organisation called the Consulting Association.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Agency Worker Regulations – Watch This Space – No. 5 Chambers

Posted September 19th, 2013 in contract of employment, employment, news, regulations, trade unions by sally

“Russell Holland looks at the recent concerns raised by the TUC in relation to the Agency Worker Regulations.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 16th September 2013

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Jewish academic Moty Cristal sues Unison for racial discrimination – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2013 in damages, news, race discrimination, trade unions by tracey

“One of Britain’s biggest trade unions unlawfully sought the cancellation of a Jewish academic’s speaking engagement on the grounds that he was from Israel, a court has heard.”

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The Independent, 11th September 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Companies that blacklist workers face ban from public contracts in Wales – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2013 in company law, construction industry, news, public procurement, trade unions, Wales by tracey

“Companies that blacklist workers for taking part in trade union activity face being barred from multibillion-pound public sector contracts under plans unveiled by the Welsh government.”

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The Guardian, 11th September 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk