In August the General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Janet Davies, resigned from her post in the wake of anger at alleged misinformation provided by the union to members to induce them to agree a multi-year pay deal. There is anger across the health sector unions over allegations of misrepresentation but the … Continue reading All Change at RCN?
The UVW union (United Voices of the World} have this week announced that a case which its Petros Elia, a member of the union's Executive Committee, has described as the "most significant tribunal case in UVW's history" has concluded. The employment tribunal heard evidence, after a ten day hearing, that Susana was dismissed because of … Continue reading UVW Members in Trade Union Victimisation Victory
I have spent Saturday morning, as every sane person does, skim reading historic EAT judgements, and in the process stumbled upon the decision in USDAW v Burns. USDAW v Burns is a 2014 unfair dismissal case, the background to which will be familiar fare to many trade union reps, notwithstanding that the Respondent in this … Continue reading Broken Promises and (allegedly) Bullying Managers
The recent decision of Quintiles Commercial UK Ltd v Barongo addresses the question of whether a dismissal of an employee for a first offence which does not rise to the level of gross misconduct is necessarily an unfair dismissal. The ACAS Code of Practice explains that misconduct at work can be three types: minor misconduct, … Continue reading Dismissal for Minor Misconduct