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Ballots and Industrial Action

Roger Undy, Patricia Fosh, Huw Morris, Paul Smith, and Roderick Martin

in Managing the Unions: The Impact of Legislation on Trade Unions' Behaviour

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289197
eISBN:
9780191684685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289197.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the following issues that were raised regarding the effects of the imposition of individual-member balloting on industrial action: the trade union reactions on this movement, ... More


Collective Labour Law

Paul Davies and Mark Freedland

in Towards a Flexible Labour Market: Labour Legislation and Regulation since the 1990s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217878
eISBN:
9780191712326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217878.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter contrasts the retention by the ‘New Labour’ governments of the laws, introduced by the preceding Conservative administrations, which substantially restricted the ability of trade unions ... More


The Right to Strike

K. D. Ewing

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254393
eISBN:
9780191681486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254393.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The right to strike in Britain is one of the most important, albeit neglected, issues of modern labour law. It is also one of the most controversial, particularly since the dismissal of 5,500 workers ... More


Performance and Breach

MARK R. FREEDLAND FBA

in The Personal Employment Contract

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298631
eISBN:
9780191719400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298631.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter focuses on the argument that distinctions between entire and divisible contracts, and between performance of work and readiness and willingness to work, provide a rather unsatisfactory ... More


The Right to Strike

Federico Fabbrini

in Fundamental Rights in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198702047
eISBN:
9780191771712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702047.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the right to strike in Europe. It explains how member states diverge significantly in their recognition of the right to take industrial action and argues that the recent ... More


The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Alastair J. Reid

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This study examines British shipbuilding and industrial relations from 1870 to 1950, addressing economic, social, and political history to provide a holistic approach to industry, trade unionism, and ... More


Sanctions for Industrial Action

Tonia Novitz

in International and European Protection of the Right to Strike: A Comparative Study of Standards Set by the International Labour Organization, the Council of Europe and the European Union

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298540
eISBN:
9780191685484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298540.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the extent to which international and European supervisory bodies may legitimately intervene in circumstances which industrial action is taken. The basic tenet to which all ... More


Reasons for Restriction of Strikes

Tonia Novitz

in International and European Protection of the Right to Strike: A Comparative Study of Standards Set by the International Labour Organization, the Council of Europe and the European Union

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298540
eISBN:
9780191685484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298540.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The reasons for protection of a right to strike need to be weighed against the potential harms which industrial action can cause to employers, consumers, and others. This chapter examines debates on ... More


International and European Protection of the Right to Strike: A Comparative Study of Standards Set by the International Labour Organization, the Council of Europe and the European Union

Tonia Novitz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298540
eISBN:
9780191685484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298540.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

In a time of controversy over the relevance and utility of industrial action, this book outlines the case for protection of a right to strike. It argues that such a right can be viewed as civil, ... More


The Contract of Employment and Collective Labour Law

Alan Bogg and Ruth Dukes

in The Contract of Employment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783169
eISBN:
9780191826191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783169.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter seeks to illustrate that the law of the contract of employment has been and continues to be shaped quite profoundly by collective bargaining practices and collective labour law. In doing ... More


Epilogue: On Radicalism – and Exporting Scottish Left Radicalism

William Kenefick

in Red Scotland!: The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c. 1872 to 1932

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625178
eISBN:
9780748653430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625178.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This section opines that the roots of the modern European socialist movement were regarded as lying in France, and on the occasion of the first general assembly of the ‘Association Internationale des ... More


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