The High Court dismissed a judicial review challenge to two decisions of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) rejecting applications for statutory trade union recognition in respect of a group of outsourced workers based at the University of London.
The university sector has high debts and faces increasing commercial pressure, potential falls in student numbers and a possible reduction in tuition fees. At the same time, it seems that government bail outs will end.
On 15 January 2019 the government published a consultation paper on proposed increases in employer contributions to the TPS with a stated aim of ensuring "all affected sectors have an opportunity to share views on the impact these changes will bring".
The Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal recently confirmed that "the causal connection between the something that causes unfavourable treatment and the disability may involve several links depending on the facts of a particular case".