Industrial Action: More leeway for unions post-Serco

The courts are growing less willing to grant injunctions to employers to prevent strikes going ahead, explains Alice Carse ‘The courts will not interpret the balloting procedures strictly so as to disadvantage a trade union which has done its best to comply with the law. This is the case even when as much as a …
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Cases Referenced

  • Balfour Beatty Engineering Services v UNITE the Union [2012] EWHC 267 (QB)
  • Bolton Roadways Ltd v Edwards & ors [1987] IRLR 392
  • Coates v Modern Methods & Materials Ltd [1982] ICR 76
  • London Underground Ltd v ASLEF [2011] EWHC 3506 (QB)
  • McCormick v Horsepower Ltd [1981] ICR 535
  • Serco Ltd v National Union of Rail Maritime and Transport Workers [2011] ICR 848