Metroline Travel Limited and Others v Unite the Union Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWHC 1778
Legal BodyEngland and Wales High Court (EWHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionCollective and Trade Union Issues
This was an application for interim injunctions to restrain the defendant trade union from calling upon its members to take part in industrial action, in protest at the refusal of the claimant employer to pay them a bonus for working during the Olympic Games.
The Claimant argued the ballot and strike notices sent by Unite were imprecise and did not comply with the statutory requirements of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and, therefore, the union could not successfully invoke the immunity from legal action under s.219(1) in respect of the strike and that an
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