Industrial Action Ballots – Legal Requirements

Posted in : MTB Industrial Law Updates on 10 December 2019
Judy Hamilton
McCartan Turkington Breen Solicitors

In this article, Judy Hamilton, Solicitor in the Employment Team at McCartan, Turkington Breen Solicitors, discusses the complex issue of unions balloting their members to take industrial action.

Recently there has been a spate of public sector workers calling for strike action due to working conditions including pay.  Nurses, hospital and university staff have all recently voted for strike action in the coming months. This article will look at what steps a union has to take to ensure that industrial action, including strike action, is legal.  It will also explore when unions can

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This article is correct at 10/12/2019

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Judy Hamilton
McCartan Turkington Breen Solicitors

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