Industrial Relations Law

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 24 March 2010
Sharon McArdle
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Readers will be aware of the high profile three day strike which BA staff, backed by UNITE, have just undertaken. We have asked Sharon McArdle of Tughans Solicitors to look at the background of this dispute and why this strike has gone ahead. A second strike is, at the time of writing, due this weekend.

Unite is currently involved in a trade dispute with BA over a number of matters including BA’s decision to reduce the number of crew on board long haul flights by one member. This issue was the subject of legal proceedings in the case of Malone v British Airways PLC [2010] EWHC 302(QB). In that High Court action, the Claimants contended that the proposed reduction in flight crew numbers was

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