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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: No right to strike

11 July 2014  

Guy Lamb comments on the RMT’s failed challenge to the UK’s strike laws

Employment law has often been the battlefield on which socio-political issues have been played out in the courts. One such issue that has had particular longevity is the tension between the UK’s approach to regulating strike action versus the unions’ desire to enshrine a right to strike in the UK legal system.

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Demir and Baykara v Turkey [2009] IRLR 766

    Enerji Yapi-Yol Sen v Turkey Application no 68959/01, 21 April 2009

    Metrobus v Unite the Union [2009] IRLR 851

    RMT v The United Kingdom [2014] ECHR 366

    Unison v UK [2002] IRLR 497