Category Archives: Trade Union

Blog: Trade Union Law Part 2 – How to get the best out of your trade union relationships

Anne-Marie Boyle, Partner
In the first part of our trade union law series, we looked at the recent changes in TU law and how they could affect your business. This time we’re looking at the tricky business of maintaining a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship with your TU. At Menzies Law we have over 20 years’ experience of…
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Blog: Trade Union Law Part 1 – The new changes explained and how they will affect your business

Anne-Marie Boyle, Partner
Manifesto promises and climb-downs? There is something about the trade union movement that has always engendered strong feelings in this country (both for and against) and you don’t need to read the papers often to see how much interest there inevitably is in strike action (the junior doctors and Southern trains, being two very high profile…
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New guidance (2): Revised Code of Practice on Industrial action

A draft revised Code of Practice on industrial action ballots and notice to employers has been published, available here. The revisions relate to new requirements that will be introduced by the Trade Union Act 2016. These concern ballot turnouts and support, information that must be included on ballot papers, information that must be given to…
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Government reforms (2): Trade Union Act 2016

What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2015 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Trade union bill on the Government’s proposed package of Trade Union reforms.  The reforms are to bring about changes to the balloting rules for industrial action and measures on picketing, facility time and political donations as well as additional…
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Newsflash: New law on its way…

Government Reforms
What do we already know? 1. Enterprise Bill:  we updated you in our September 2015 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Enterprise bill on the Government’s plans to introduce this Bill which would: include the introduction of a cap on exit payments made to public sector workers (for further information see our February 2016 Newsflash Reforming public…
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Government reforms (3): Trade union bill

What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2015 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Trade union bill on the Government’s proposed package of Trade Union reforms. The Trade Union Bill 2015-16 is likely to become law in 2016 bringing about changes to the balloting rules for industrial action and measures on picketing, facility…
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Government reforms (1): Trade union bill

What do we already know? We updated you in our June Newsflash Queen’s Speech that the Government announced in the Queen’s Speech plans to implement its manifesto promise of trade union reform. What’s new? The Government has published its Trade Union Bill (available here) and three consultation papers, setting out significant and controversial proposals regarding…
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