Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee and Anor [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKSC 43
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Collective and Trade Union Issues
Issues covered: Employment Status; Trade Unions

Background: 

The background is that many riders of the respondent joined the claimant, an independent Trade Union, which sought to negotiate on behalf of riders.   The respondent refused to enter into collective bargaining negotiationsThis led to a decision by the Central Arbitration Committee focusing on whether the members were ‘workers’ within the meaning of Section 296 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.   Both the High Court and the Court of Appeal came to the conclusion that the riders were not workers but were, in fact, self-employedThis was appealed to the Supreme Court.  

Outcome: 

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This article is correct at 23/11/2023
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