Industrial action: why it will pay employers to be prepared

Dougan, Valerie
July 2010
People Management;7/29/2010, p30
The author warns British employers to prepare for potential increase in industrial actions amid pay freezes and job cuts in 2010. She calls on the government to consider the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) proposal of a statutory threshold of 40% of balloted employees in support of a strike to make it legal. She adds that labor unions must make notification of intention to ballot, conduct the right process for the ballot and communicate outcomes to members. The Court of Appeal suggests mediation rather than litigation for certain disputes.


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