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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Applications for union recognition rises from a terribly low base

Personnel Today reports that in the past year applications to the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) for trade union recognition last year rose by half (54%) - a mere 43 applications in the year ending 31 March 2012 compared to 28 applications received the previous year. With private sector union density standing at post war record low of 14% this raises serious questions about organising momentum in the UK trade union movement. It's a sorry state of affairs when for several years there have been more CAC commissioners than claims for them to consider!