November 21st, 2023 by James Goudie KC

Article 11 of the European Convention of Human Rights protects the general right of freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association with others, and a specific right to form and join Trade Unions which applies in more limited circumstances. In INDEPENDENT WORKERS UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN v CENTRAL ARBITRATION COMMITTEE ( 2023 ) UKSC 43 the Supreme Court addresses whether there is an employment relationship for the purposes of Article 11 and whether the provision of Article 11 which protects Trade Union activity applies.

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