High Court Rules Temporary Workers Can’t Cover Strikes

The High Court has quashed a legal change that ministers made last year that allowed recruitment agencies to supply temporary workers to cover those taking strike action.  This was a very short-lived piece of legislation rushed through last year, and has now been ruled “unlawful, unfair and irrational” by a high court judge. The decision […]

New Legislation For Temps Covering Strikes Reported To UN

The integrity of new legislation which allows companies to use temporary workers to cover for striking staff, is being challenged at the highest possible level by the TUC.  The unions movement have reported the UK government to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an agency of the United Nations that sets standards for workers around the […]

Unions Launch Legal Challenge Against New Agency Workers Legislation

Lawyers acting for trade unions say new legislation allowing agency workers to cover for staff on strike breaches international law, and the government is being challenged by 13 trade unions – ASLEF, BFAWU, BALPA, FDA, GMB, NEU, RMT, POA, PCS, UCU, USDAW, Unite and the NUJ. The unions have written to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, […]