Bruce Carr QC and Peter Edwards appear for pilots’ trade union in important case on scope of statutory recognition

The 5-day trial in BALPA v starts in the High Court before Supperstone J on 9th March 2015. It raises important questions about the scope of the statutory right to collective bargaining and is believed to be the first claim of its type to reach the High Court.

BALPA was granted the right to conduct collective bargaining at by the CAC in November 2010. In accordance with the provisions of Schedule A1 of the Trade Union & Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, the right is limited to “negotiations relating to pay, hours and holidays”. The trial will examine what is meant by "pay hours and holidays" in this context.

Bruce Carr QC and Peter Edwards are instructed by Thompsons solicitors to represent the Claimant trade union.

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