The IWGB has just had a victory at the Employment Appeal Tribunal!
Roughly one year ago the IWGB submitted a request in line with ICE Regulations to force Cofely to inform and consult its employees. This is because due to a loophole in the law we can’t force trade union recognition despite the fact that we represent 70% of the workforce.
Cofely fought us on the request with their high paid lawyers and we had to argue our case at the Central Arbitration Committee (picture below last summer). We lost that case and appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The EAT judge threw the case out in the first instance. Today we had the hearing to appeal against the judge’s decision to throw the case out and we won! That means that it will now go to a full hearing at the EAT. If we win that case then it will have ramifications for the entire UK!