a right to strike?

Technically, there is no such thing in British law as a right to strike. The right is not to suffer a detriment as a result of taking part in a strike, provided the strike has been properly called. So, contrary to anything Mr Clarkson of the jeans and jacket combo might say, provided that proper…

consultation on consultation

Two areas have been flagged for possible changes in the future. There are “calls for evidence” on both TUPE and redundancy consultation processes. Under the current Regulations TUPE places an obligation on both the transferor and transferee to provide information to, and to consult with, the representatives of their respective employees who may be affected…

protected conversations

I mentioned the concept of “protected conversations” briefly in our October 2011 newsletter and gave it a guarded welcome. As now presented in the proposed government reforms it is confirmed as a completely new development, in which employers would be able to broach difficult topics and, perhaps, suggest an agreed parting of the ways, without…