Legal Protections for Union Members

October 01, 2010

Charles Wynn-Evans summarises some key legal protections that are extended to trade union members.

The increase in industrial action over recent months across various sectors of the economy has naturally led to an increased focus on the legalities of industrial action, especially given the high-profile litigation that has arisen from these disputes. Whether a strike occurs or not, if employers' relationships with trade unions and their members deteriorate, the protections afforded to union members by the law can become problematic for all concerned. 

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