- Relevant factors in deciding an application for derecognition of a union (Parker and Boots Pharmacists Association and Boots Management Services)
- Original news
- What is the impact of this decision?
- What is the relevant background law?
- Trade union recognition
- Trade union derecognition
- What were the facts?
- What did the CAC decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: An application by a worker to the Central Arbitration Committee for derecognition of a non-independent union is admissible if at least 10% of the workers in the bargaining unit favour the end of the current bargaining arrangements and a majority of the workers in the bargaining unit would be likely to favour the end of those arrangements. In the first application for such derecognition to come before the CAC it has held that relevant factors to answer the second part of that question include the respective levels of membership of the non-independent union and an independent union which wants to be recognised, the very limited scope and reach of the current bargaining arrangements and the vocal and influential support of activists and social media commentators.
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