Trade Union Rights – Industrial Law Society seminar to be delivered by Professor Tonia Novitz with John Hendy QC

3 February 2015, 6.00 PM - 4 February 2015, 6.00 PM

Trade Union Rights – Industrial Law Society seminar to be delivered by Professor Tonia Novitz with John Hendy QC

Professor of Labour Law, Tonia Novitz, will be speaking with one of the leading litigators on trade union rights, John Hendy QC at a seminar organised by the Industrial Law Society in Bristol on 3 February to be held at the Bristol Marriott Hotel, College Green, Bristol at 6pm. Further information can be found at the industrial law society website.

John Hendy QC (Old Square Chambers) will speak on recent litigation relating to collective bargaining and the potential relevance of two Canadian Supreme Court cases, (Mounted Police Association of Ontario v Canada and Meredith v Canada, both issued in January 2015). He will further discuss the scope of lawful collective bargaining under European Union (EU) law, bearing in mind the possible effects of the EU-Canadian Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Tonia Novitz will speak on recent case law relating to protection of the right to strike as a facet of freedom of association. She will also consider the legality (or otherwise) of Conservative Party manifesto proposals to place further constraints on UK industrial action and, thereby, the scope of trade union activity.

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