Teacher who attacked pupil is sacked – The Independent

Posted May 28th, 2010 in assault, dismissal, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

“A science teacher who attacked a 14-year-old pupil with a dumbbell was sacked from his job, a union said. Peter Harvey, 50, was handed a two year community order on Monday at Nottingham Crown Court after he admitted bludgeoning the boy at All Saints’ Roman Catholic School in Mansfield.”

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The Independent, 27th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

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

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Unions call for ‘Cadbury law’ to protect British industry – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2010 in news, takeovers, trade unions by sally

“Unions today called for a ‘Cadbury law’ to protect the crown jewels of British industry following a damning verdict by MPs on the chocolate maker’s takeover by US food conglomerate Kraft.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Network Rail to challenge strike ballot in high court – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2010 in ballots, industrial action, news, railways, trade unions by sally

“Network Rail will today try to avert next week’s planned four-day national rail strike by challenging the strike ballot in the high court.”

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The Guardian, 1st April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BA pilot holiday pay row lands in court – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in airlines, holiday pay, news, trade unions by sally

“British Airways is due in court to fight a union’s attempt to change its policy on holiday pay for pilots.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BA cabin crew lose high court battle to prevent airline cuts – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2010 in airlines, contract of employment, news, trade unions by sally

“British Airways cabin crew today lost their high court bid for a permanent injunction preventing the airline from imposing cost-cutting proposals.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Alemo-Herron and Others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted February 17th, 2010 in law reports, remuneration, trade unions, transfer of undertakings by sally

Alemo-Herron and Others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd

Court of Appeal

“After a competitive transfer to the private sector of local authority services, and thence to further private-sector employment, the second private employers were not bound by a collective pay settlement agreed between the local authority and trade unions.”

The Times, 15th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

British Airways faces renewed legal action – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in airlines, contract of employment, news, trade unions by sally

“The union Unite is due to go to the High Court to try to get the changes brought in by British Airways to cabin crew last year overturned.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Royal Mail to face legal action – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2009 in news, postal service, trade unions by sally

“The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is going to the High Court on Friday to seek an injunction preventing Royal Mail from using 30,000 agency workers.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BA facing union legal challenge – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2009 in airlines, contract of employment, news, trade unions by sally

“Unite the union is to take legal action to try to stop British Airways’ plans to impose new pay and conditions on 14,000 cabin crew.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Metrobus Ltd v Unite the Union – WLR Daily

Posted August 5th, 2009 in ballots, industrial action, injunctions, law reports, trade unions by sally

Metrobus Ltd v Unite the Union [2009] EWCA Civ 829; [2009] WLR (D) 279

“Where an employer sought an injunction to restrain a strike, a union’s failure to comply with its obligation under s 231A of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 to inform the employer as soon as reasonably practicable of the result of the ballot could justify the grant of an injunction restraining the strike. S 231A, and also ss 226 and 234A, were not disproportionate restrictions on the rights of association conferred by art 11 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The obligations under those sections could not be regarded as onerous so that they could be said to constitute a serious impediment on a union’s ability to call a strike.”

WLR Daily, 3rd August 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Warning for firms that set up trade union blacklist – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2009 in construction industry, news, trade unions by sally

“Major companies which set up and funded a secret blacklist to deny work to thousands of trade unionists will escape prosecution, it emerged today. A judge fined a private investigator who operated the covert blacklist but said he was not the only person responsible but was financed by big ‘high street’ companies. Major firms in the construction industry will be officially warned that they will be prosecuted if they set up a new blacklist.”

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The Guardian, 17th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gangmaster laws to be extended to cut deaths in construction industry – The Guardian

“Directors will be legally forced to ensure good health and safety management and gangmaster licensing will be extended to the construction industry as the centrepiece of a hard-hitting government inquiry into the high number of fatalities on Britain’s building sites published today.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Blacklisting of union members by companies to be outlawed – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2009 in data protection, news, trade unions, victimisation by sally

“The government is to outlaw the use by companies of covert blacklists that have prevented trade unionists from getting work. Ministers have been forced to act after a watchdog exposed widespread blacklisting in the construction industry this year.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal dispute over Sats boycott – BBC News

Posted April 14th, 2009 in examinations, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

“A proposed boycott of Sats tests by two of England’s main education unions would be unlawful, the government says.”

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BBC News, 10th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

£6m of sick miners’ awards went to Arthur Scargill’s union – The Times

Posted January 7th, 2009 in compensation, industrial injuries, miners, news, trade unions by sally

“Arthur Scargill’s trade union was paid more than £6 million by a firm of solicitors that deducted the money from compensation awarded to sick miners for industrial disease, a tribunal was told.”

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The Times, 7th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Solicitors accused over ‘dubious deals’ with union official that cost sick miners thousands – The Times

Posted November 18th, 2008 in claims management, fees, industrial injuries, miners, news, solicitors, trade unions by sally

“Britain’s highest-earning solicitor acted dishonestly and with ‘conscious impropriety’ in dealings with a mining union that led to his firm handling thousands of industrial disease compensation claims, a tribunal heard yesterday.”

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The Times, 18th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Employment Act 2008

Posted November 14th, 2008 in employment, employment tribunals, legislation, trade unions by sally

Employment Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk