LRD Booklets

Latest booklet - Defending terms and conditions - a legal guide for union reps

This new LRD guide sets out in a clear and accessible way the legal responses available when employers try to worsen existing contractual rights. It explains:

• contractual rights and the right not to suffer unlawful wage deductions;

• how unions can respond to “dismissal and re-engagement” threats by employers;

• how “flexibility terms” work;

• how to use equality laws and other statutory rights to defend terms and conditions;

• when section 188 consultation is required and what this means; and

• union rights, including members’ rights not to be made an unlawful offer to abandon collective bargaining.

Most of the legal remedies covered in this guide are based on individual rights. But legal rights can only take members so far, and the guide also looks at wider union organising strategies to defend members’ terms and conditions, with examples of union successes.

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The popular LRD Booklets provide invaluable information on a range of trade union and labour movement concerns. An average of 10 or 11 booklets are produced each year. There are guides to issues that are permanently on the trade union agenda - such as health and safety, state benefits and sick pay - as well as rapid analysis of new developments affecting trade unionists - such as new employment laws and codes.

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