In last week’s #EmploymentLaw101 session Peter Beisty and Adrienne Hardy discussed how the cost of living crisis has led to a spike in industrial action since 2022. We’ve done more union related work in the past 18 months than at any time in the past 13 years.
- The share of the workforce in a trade union in 2022 was 22.3% – a relatively stable number since 2015
- Since 2022 there as been a wave of industrial disputes – 829,000 working days lost in December ’22, 281,000 days lost in July ’23
- By March ’23 there were 303,000 UK workers involved in some form of labour dispute.
We also chatted through how trade union recognition works including:
- why voluntary recognition is probably miles better than statutory (forced) recognition
- what statutory recognition actually involves
- what the bargaining unit, collective bargaining and recognition agreement all mean.
You can view our recording of our session below or listen on Spotify and all good podcast providers!
Join us for our next 101 session on Thursday 16 November 2023 at 11 am.