Anderson & Ors v London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority [2013] EWCA Civ 321

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 321
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Employment; Contracts; Local government: Certainty; Collective agreements; Contract ; terms; Pay rises; Public sector employees; Unlawful deductions from wages

The appellant employees (A) appealed against a decision that a collective pay agreement with the respondent employer (B) gave B the opportunity to choose from two different pay increases. B had reached an agreement with A's trade union. This agreement was included in A’s employment contracts and made provision for set pay increases for 2007 and 2008. For 2009 the agreement stated that pay would be increased by 2.5 per cent or by the NJC Local Government Services settlement plus 1 per cent. In 2009 B claimed it was not obligated to increase pay by 2.5 per cent. A brought proceedings for unlawful deductions from wages.

It was held by the employment tribunal that B was not contractually

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This article is correct at 12/04/2013

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