A fresh attack on UK union law has been launched as the RMT argues current precedent on the right to strike contravenes the European Convention on Human Rights.

The transport union is expected to lodge papers with the European Court of Human Rights later today claiming the collapse of two of its recent strike actions was caused by judgments which undermine article 11 of the ECHR, which enshrines the right to strike.

The case centres on an injunction granted in favour of EDF Energy in October last year which blocked strike action due to problems with the wording of the ballot paper.

It will also attack a 2007 judgment which ruled employees at Jarvis plc could not strike in solidarity with their former colleagues who had...

Continue Reading for less than 70p per day!

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

Not registered? Subscribe

Login  Subscribe

On-line Web Offer

To save 40% off your first years subscription enter discount code: sjweb40 at the checkout