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 […]

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, […]