Employmentbuddy - Your best buddy in human resources
Nov
29
2017

Boots on the back foot

As we blogged in February this year, Boots’ existing agreement with its in-house union, the Boots Pharmacists’ Association (BPA) prevented an application by an independent trade union, the Pharmacists’..

Nov
24
2017

Union bids for recognition with end user not employer

This week a trade union, IWGB, has applied for statutory recognition to represent a group of receptionists, security officers and porters who work at the University of London even though..

Oct
13
2017

Postal staff threaten strike action over Pensions

Since March 2017, under the Trade Union Act, strikes require a turnout of at least 50% of all eligible voters. In the first large scale vote since the legislation..

Sep
22
2017

(Not) Leaving on a Jet Plane – Thomas Cook injunction attempt against striking pilots fails

Since 1 March 2017, one of the conditions for a strike ballot to be lawful is that voting papers must include the period in which the proposed industrial action is..

Sep
15
2017

Not Lovin’ It - McDonald’s workers take part in first UK strike

Last week McDonald’s was hit by its first strike since first opening its doors in the UK in 1974. Workers took to the picket line amid concerns over low wages..

Jun
01
2017

Louise Merrell writes for EmploymentSolicitor.com on Great Repeal Bill and its impact on UK employment law

A significant amount of UK employment law is derived from EU law so what’s going to happen after Brexit? Louise Merrell, senior solicitor at Clarkslegal takes a look at the..

Jun
01
2017

Supreme Court determines a pay deduction rate of 1/365 for each day employees participate in lawful strike action

In Hartley v King Edward VI College, the Claimants were teachers who participated in a full day of lawful strike action. Their employment contracts permitted pay to be deducted for..

May
19
2017

Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Manifestos – Key Employment & Immigration Law Pledges

With the general election fast approaching, we have set out the key employment law points from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos...

Feb
22
2017

A costly detour - employer’s attempt to bypass collective bargaining to negotiate directly with employees fails

Under section 145B of TULRCA, it is an offence for an employer to offer employees an ‘inducement’ which, if accepted, would result in them giving up any or all of..

Feb
17
2017

What happens when a “sweetheart deal” leaves a sour taste?

The Court of Appeal has recently held that a collective agreement already in place with a non-independent trade union (a “sweetheart deal”) prevented an application by an independent trade union..



Page 1 of 13