ISBN-13: 9780198254393 / Angielski / Twarda / 1991 / 208 str.
The right to strike in Britain is one of the most important, albeit neglected, issues in modern labor law. It is also one of the most controversial, particularly since the dismissal of 5,500 workers at Wapping, which led not only to calls for law reform, but also to condemnation of the British government by the ILO. Concentrating on the hitherto neglected issue of the liability of union members and their families, The Right to Strike examines the effect of strikes and other industrial action on the contract of employment, the question of the payment of wages to those engaged in industrial action, and the social security implications of unemployment caused by trade disputes. This illuminating study will be of special interest to students and scholars of labor law and industrial relations; labor lawyers, trade unionists, and journalists.
Outlining the problems relating to the right to strike under British law, this book also looks at the matter of the payment of wages and unemployment benefit during a trade dispute. The systems in Ireland and Europe are also discussed in order to highlight options pursued in other jurisdictions.