Employment Status and Trade Union Rights: Applying Occam’s Razor

“The National Union of Professional Foster Carers (NUPFC) was set up to represent the distinctive occupational interests of foster carers. As a preliminary step, the NUPFC applied to the Certification …

Statutory Interpretation and the Limits of a Human Rights Approach: Royal Mail Group Ltd v Communication Workers Union

“In the 1998 white paper Fairness at Work, the recently elected New Labour Government famously declared that when it came to trade union law there would be no going back: …

Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy – II

“In the coming days, labour lawyers from around the world will be tuning in to watch the arguments in Uber v Aslam. In terms of the wider ramifications of the reasoning …

Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy

Across the world, Gig employers are now facing a legal reckoning in the highest courts. On 21st July, the issue of whether Uber drivers are ‘workers’ will be considered by a …

Furloughing and Fundamental Rights: The Case of Paid Annual Leave

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme takes shape over the coming weeks, its interaction with a host of existing employment rights will need to be clarified as a matter of …

Free Speech and Strike Action

Two UK law professors, Alan Bogg and Virginia Mantouvalou,  published an article in the UK Labour Law Blog discussing how the exercise of the right to strike is fundamentally an …

STATUS UPDATE? WHY EMPLOYMENT STATUS IS A POLITICAL ISSUE

he question of whether a work relation is one of employment is often treated as the fundamental issue of labour law. To be characterised as an employee or worker entitles …

Foster parents and fundamental labour rights

The work of parenting is a labour of love. There is no work that is harder and there is no work that is more rewarding. How many parents have reflected …

UK: “Beyond Neo-Liberalism: The Trade Union Act 2016 and the Authoritarian State”

Discusses the three main characteristics of the changed trade union regulations in the U.K.’s The Trade Union Act 2016. https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dww023

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