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INDUSTRIAL ACTION: More leeway for unions post- Serco

06 April 2012  

The courts are growing less willing to grant injunctions to employers to prevent strikes going ahead, explains Alice Carse

Two recent High Court decisions indicate that the courts are now taking a less stringent approach to determining whether a trade union has complied with the requirements of the procedures for balloting members on industrial action.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Balfour Beatty Engineering Services v UNITE the Union [2012] EWHC 267 (QB)

    Bolton Roadways Ltd v Edwards & ors [1987] IRLR 392

    Coates v Modern Methods & Materials Ltd [1982] ICR 76

    London Underground Ltd v ASLEF [2011] EWHC 3506 (QB)

    McCormick v Horsepower Ltd [1981] ICR 535

    Serco Ltd v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers [2011] ICR 848

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