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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Statutory Recognition – a CAC member for every application!

Despite UK union density being at a post-war low, in recent years there has been a sharp decline in applications under the statutory procedure for union recognition. The procedure has brought UK unions both challenges and opportunities write Sian Moore and Sonia McKay in a briefing published by LRD:
The Central Arbitration Committee currently has 49 members. In the past year there have been only 50 statutory recognition applications across the whole economy - 19 of which related to bargaining units of a single employer. Only one application was submitted by UNISON.