Industrial Relations: a look back and forwards

This event is in the past
Fri, 28th May 2021
At your desk (National)
Venue Address:
At your desk
Stuart Brittenden, Old Square Chambers and Jonathan Tuck, Baker McKenzie
Chair: Alice Yandle, Farrer & Co and member of ELA Training Committee
Event Type:
Virtual Conference
13:00 – 14:00
CPD hours:
Spaces Available


  • Fee: £25+VAT


We also offer the following discounts on the full fee:

  • 100% discount for members in the voluntary or not-for-profit sector (with no booking deadline)
  • 100% discount for pupil barristers or barristers less than 2 years call (with no booking deadline)
  • Please note only one discount will be applied per booking.

ELA Annual Conference 2021 Season

This session explores recent updates and topical trends in industrial relations and how these may chart the future direction of labour law. The speakers will cover the following themes:

  • Inducements relating to collective bargaining s. 145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 in light of Dunkley & Ors v Kostal UK Ltd - to be heard by the Supreme Court on 18 May 2021.
  • Whether s. 146 of the 1992 Act protects workers from detriment for participating in industrial action during working hours? A consideration of Article 11 ECHR; Mercer v Alternative Future Group Ltd (to be heard by the EAT on 6 May 2021); Morais & Ors v Ryanair DAC;
  • Judicial attitudes to compliance with the “labyrinthine code” governing industrial action under Part V of the 1992 Act; Ryanair DAC v BALPA [2020] IRLR 698.

The session also touches upon future trends, including the potential implications of the decline in presenteeism on industrial relations, the growth of union activism in new areas, such as tech, and the increased focus on certain issues such as health and safety and social issues.

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