Trade Union Act 2016: what is it?

On 1 March 2017 the groundbreaking Trade Union Act 2016 came into force. But what are its main provisions? What changes will it entail? Highlights of the new legislation include: 50% ballot participation threshold 40% “important public services” ballot support… Read on

What is industrial action?

Industrial action is any form of concerted effort to put pressure on an employer, and can include strikes, overtime bans, work to rule, and sit-ins. Industrial action can be official or unofficial. When it is official, it may be “protected”.… Read on

What are strikes?

A strike is a form of industrial action, an organised withdrawal of labour whereby employees refuse to work as a way of protesting against their employer (or sometimes others) and gain concessions. Usually this is in respect of working conditions,… Read on

What is a trade union?

A trade union is an organised association of workers in a trade, group of trades or profession whose main purpose is to protect and further their rights and interests. This may be done by collective bargaining, for example in respect… Read on