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Trade Union and Industrial Relations Issues

If your business is involved in a dispute with a Trade Union, or you would simply like expert legal advice on industrial relations and your employees, then Lupton Fawcett is here to help.

Our employment team has unrivalled experience in acting on behalf of businesses in Trade Union disputes. We have worked with high profile organisations as well as small businesses, and treat each and every case with the same level of dedication and care.

For help and advice on trade union and industrial relations issues, call the expert employment team at Lupton Fawcett today on 0333 323 5292 or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you.

Recognising Trade Unions

In spite of the relative decline in Trade Union membership numbers over recent years, there is no doubt that they still feature heavily on the industrial landscape.

If they have a sufficient number of members within your business or organisation Trade Unions may seek formal recognition in order to conduct collective bargaining on behalf of a group of workers. To obtain recognition, the union must formally apply in writing to management or the owners of the business. If that is unsuccessful, the union must submit an application for recognition to the Central Arbitration Committee.

Collective Bargaining

If a union is successful in obtaining recognition, it will then have the right to discuss the terms and conditions of their employment, otherwise known as ‘collective bargaining’.

Collective bargaining may cover issues such as:

  • Pay
  • Hours
  • Holidays

Our services

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Trade Union disputes
  • Trade Union agreements
  • Trade Union recognition claims
  • Collective bargaining
  • Industrial action
  • Injunctions
  • Redundancies
  • Collective grievances

How We Can Help

If you are looking for specialist legal advice for employers on a particular area of Trade Union law, we will provide you with expert legal advice every step of the way. Our solicitors have substantial experience of providing assistance to businesses across the Yorkshire region.

We work from offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield, giving us the ability to help businesses in a number of different locations with Trade Union issues.

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For legal advice, or support during an issue, contact one of our offices today to speak to one of our Trade Union solicitors using the details below.

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