What is the Impact of Industrial Action on Statutory and Contractual Employment Rights?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 10 March 2023
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Industrial Action; Contracts of Employment

Currently within Northern Ireland, as in the rest of the UK, there has been an increase in industrial action following complaints of unsatisfactory working conditions, including pay. Industrial action is considered a last resort for employees where a dispute cannot be resolved through negotiation.

Given the rise in industrial action, it is important for employers to be aware of the impact of industrial action on the rights of their employees participating:

  • Continuous Employment – for the duration of the industrial action, an employee’s continuous employment is postponed. This means that for the period of time an employee is on strike, whether it is one day or a week, does not count

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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