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TRADE UNIONS: The scope of collective bargaining

29 May 2015  

The High Court has established that the scope of collective bargaining in cases of compulsory trade union recognition is limited to core contractual terms on pay, hours and holidays, report Elizabeth Lang and Julian Bohm

In the United Kingdom, some employers are receptive to union involvement in their businesses and have voluntary agreements for collective bargaining on a wide range of matters. In the recent case of British Airline Pilots‘ Association v Ltd [2015], the issue for the High Court was to determine the scope of collective bargaining rights for a union where the statutory method was imposed in the absence of a voluntary agreement.



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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    British Airline Pilots’ Association v Ltd [2015] EWHC 1110 (QB)

    Malone v British Airways plc [2010] EWCA Civ 1225

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