UK tribunal closes “loophole” allowing employers to discipline unionised workers
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Public Sector Workers Protest in Lancaster

Disciplinary action taken against workers who engage in union-organised workplace disputes are unlawful, the UK’s Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled today closing a “loophole” in the nation’s labour law.

The Trade Union Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 had previously prevented employers from terminating staff involved in strike action or other workplace disputes, but not from disciplining them.


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