New powers to curb strike disruption approved by MPs – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2023 in bills, emergency services, industrial action, news, trade unions, transport by tracey

‘MPs have backed plans aimed at enforcing minimum service levels for some sectors during strikes.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2023

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Jet Skis: New rules crack down on reckless water scooter use – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2023 in animals, birds, environmental protection, licensing, news, transport, water by tracey

‘Welsh wildlife experts have welcomed measures to crack down on reckless water scooter use.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2023

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Train firms ordered to stop misusing cancellation loophole – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2023 in news, railways, statistics, transport by tracey

‘Train operators have been ordered by a regulator to stop misusing a process which removes services from schedules without them being classed as cancelled.’

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The Independent, 20th January 2023

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Grant Shapps unveils new powers in strike laws – BBC News

‘Business Secretary Grant Shapps has set out plans to enforce minimum service levels during strike action, including for ambulance staff, firefighters and railway workers.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2023

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Anti-strikes bill to be introduced to Parliament – BBC News

‘The government will introduce a bill to Parliament on Tuesday which would ensure public sector services maintain minimum service levels during strike action.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2023

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Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to establish minimum service levels for transport provision following widespread industrial action on the country’s railways. The UK government describes the Bill as necessary ‘to keep Britain moving during transport strikes’. While the legislation’s effectiveness has been questioned elsewhere, the Bill also raises several issues in relation to international human rights law, some of which will be the focus of this blog post.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 9th January 2023

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Anti-strike law could be brought forward as government tries to end disputes – The Guardian

‘Anti-strike legislation is expected to be brought forward later this week, as Rishi Sunak’s government scrambles to get a grip of the ongoing industrial disputes.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2023

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Just Stop Oil: High Court grants injunction to prevent M25 protests Published 23 hours ago – BBC News

‘A High Court injunction has been granted to prevent Just Stop Oil protesters disrupting the M25.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2022

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The latest injunction against HS2 protestors bans nearly everyone anywhere on 170 mile route – UK Human Rights Blog

‘High Speed Two (HS2) Limited and the Secretary of State for Transport v Four Categories of Persons Unknown and Ross Monaghan and 58 other Named Defendants [2022] EWHC 2360 (KB). This case involved the application, and grant, of an interim injunction in the “unknown” as well as “known” protester context by Knowles J in the Birmingham District Registry.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th November 2022

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Transport body seeks to take legal action against 180 people over road protests – The Independent

‘Transport for London bosses have asked a High Court judge to let them take legal action against more than 180 named people following the intensification of Just Stop Oil protests.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2022

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Travel and childcare costs ‘stopping domestic abuse victims getting to court’ – The Independent

‘The cost-of-living crisis is increasingly being used as justification for domestic abuse while some victims are unable to afford to get to court to obtain protection, a charity has warned.’

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The Independent, 24th October 2022

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Transport for London secures injunction against Just Stop Oil protests – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 20th, 2022 in demonstrations, injunctions, London, news, roads, transport by sally

‘The High Court has granted an injunction preventing Just Stop Oil protestors from blocking “key” roads in central London.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th October 2022

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GWR train driven too fast after 123mph Oxfordshire trolley crash – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2022 in accidents, news, railways, transport by tracey

‘A train that smashed into an abandoned work trolley at 123mph should not have travelled so fast to a station afterwards, investigators have said.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2022

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Ombudsman criticises council over “flawed” school transport policy – Local Government Lawyer

‘Northumberland County Council has agreed to look again at families’ applications for school transport for teenagers with special educational needs, following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th October 2022

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Ricky Morgan: Tube machete attacker jailed for attempted murder – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2022 in attempted murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, transport by tracey

‘A man who attacked a stranger with a machete on a London Tube train has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2022

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Court of Appeal warns of “perverse incentives” from litigation funding – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal yesterday highlighted the importance of judicial control over costs to ensure that the involvement of third-party litigation funders does not create perverse incentives.’

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Legal Futures, 29th July 2022

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E-Scooters: The Current Framework – Part 1 – Guildhall Chambers

‘The Queen’s speech 2022 has confirmed what has been widely anticipated by the media and the legal sector – e-scooters will now become a permanent feature on public roads and new legislation is expected under the Transport Bill.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 12th May 2022

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Greater Manchester: Bus firm appeals against public control ruling – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2022 in appeals, consultations, judicial review, local government, news, transport by tracey

‘A bus operator that lost a legal battle to stop Greater Manchester’s bus network returning to public control is appealing against the ruling.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2022

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Law will be changed to ‘undo’ P&O’s mass sacking of its workers, government vows – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2022 in consultations, employment, government departments, news, trade unions, transport by tracey

‘The law will be changed to “undo” P&O’s mass sacking of its workers, the government is vowing – just hours after a minister warned that would harm the economy.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2022

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Prosecutions launched over Croydon tram crash – The Independent

Posted March 24th, 2022 in health & safety, news, prosecutions, transport by sally

‘Prosecutions have been launched over alleged health and safety failings relating to the Croydon tram crash.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2022

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