Industrial action

Industrial action guidance:

In order to have statutory immunity from tortious liability, some acts by a trade union will have to satisfy both the more general statutory conditions (see...

Practice Note

Although industrial action is often seen primarily as a battle between an employer and a trade union, it must be remembered that: • the union is only acting on behalf of...

Practice Note

Industrial action is potentially very disruptive for an employer’s business. Hopefully, a union will use industrial action as a last resort, and other solutions will be...

Practice Note

Picketing is not a term with any exhaustive statutory or other definition. However, it is generally used to refer to various types of activity which: • take place on the...

Practice Note

The ability to withdraw labour is a powerful weapon in the arsenal available to trade unions, and hence industrial action forms a significant aspect of collective...

Practice Note

The organisation of industrial action by a trade union will usually give rise to some form of liability at common law. For example, calling workers to take strike action...

Practice Note

Industrial action will usually give rise to tortious liability at common law, both on the part of the participants and the trade union that organised it (for further...

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