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The Law of Industrial Action and Trade Union Recognition

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This is a completely rewritten new edition of the classic text, The Modern Law of Strikes, by a team of expert practitioners. It provides a unique and authoritative guide to trade union recognition and the issues involved with present-day industrial action. Industrial action has become more frequent in recent years, and this book sets out the law and procedures which employment practitioners need to be aware of. It includes full coverage of trade union recognition, social security, employment protection rights, ...
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Overview


This is a completely rewritten new edition of the classic text, The Modern Law of Strikes, by a team of expert practitioners. It provides a unique and authoritative guide to trade union recognition and the issues involved with present-day industrial action. Industrial action has become more frequent in recent years, and this book sets out the law and procedures which employment practitioners need to be aware of. It includes full coverage of trade union recognition, social security, employment protection rights, deductions from pay, and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on strikes and picketing. Relevant forms and precedents are also included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199589623
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 6.93 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

John Bowers is a leading figure in employment law, specializing in both individual and collective employment law, discrimination and pensions law, and judicial review. He is the author of a number of successful employment law books, including the sixth edition of Bowers on Employment Law. He practises from Littleton Chambers and is also a Recorder on the Midland Circuit. Michael Duggan is a barrister at Littleton Chambers, specializing in employment law. He has extensive experience of trade union work involving labour disputes. David Reade is a barrister at Littleton Chambers, practising across the spectrum of contentious and non contentious employment law.

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Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Tables of Legislation
1 Introduction 1
2 Industrial Action and the Individual Contract of Employment 9
3 Liability for Strikes: The Economic Torts 15
4 The Trade Dispute Immunity 69
5 Ballots 101
6 Industrial Action less than a Strike 123
7 Consumer Actions 133
8 Picketing, Criminal Offences and Statutory Restrictions 137
9 Industrial Action and Unfair Dismissal 187
10 Employment Protection Rights and Social Security Claims 209
11 Injunctions 221
12 Restraining Sit-ins 247
13 Committal for Contempt 249
14 Damages for Industrial Action 269
15 Deduction of Pay for Industrial Action 273
16 International Standards 279
17 Sample Forms and Precedents 283
18 Trade Union Recognition: The Application 301
19 Trade Union Recognition: The Bargaining Unit 319
20 Balloting 351
21 The Consequences of Recognition 361
22 Changes Affecting the Bargaining Unit 369
23 De-recognition 383
24 Victimization 395
Index 399
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