secondary action


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secondary action

a form of INDUSTRIAL ACTION in which a group of employees STRIKE or take some other action against their employer, as a means of putting pressure on another employer currently engaged in an industrial dispute with his or her workforce. By taking industrial action, the provision of goods and services from the one employer to the employer in dispute can be disrupted. The Employment Act 1980 made secondary action lawful only when the firms involved had contracts with each other.

The Employment Act 1990 made all secondary action unlawful.

secondary action

a form of INDUSTRIAL ACTION in which a group of employees STRIKE or take some other action against their employer as a means of putting pressure on another employer currently engaged in an INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE with his or her work force. See EMPLOYMENT ACT 1980.
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The big, consolidating trade unions adopted an aggressive stance at last month's TUC conference, demanding the repeal of a ban on secondary action and a raft of new employment rights.
Section 8[7]) The NLRB must seek an immediate injunction to stop secondary action.
Now the extra protection afforded by secondary action locks has overshadowed all other considerations.
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The restrictive laws introduced on balloting for industrial action, picketing and on secondary action have pretty much remained untouched by successive Governments.
Union leaders have accused the Government of "inflaming" the situation after Brown said the secondary action was "indefensible".
The secondary action by the BA workers was in sympathy for a labour dispute between the Transport and General Workers' Union and the airline's Heathrow-based in-flight catering supplier, Gate Gourmet.
Yet because of the anti-trade union laws in this country, the most restrictive in Europe, the airport workers are unable to call on support from fellow trade unionists at the airport as this would be seen as secondary action.
I think that to return to the ability for employees to take secondary action would be a retrograde step and very damaging to workplaces where employees were taking action that was nothing to do with that particular business.
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Bob Crow, leader of the transport union RMT, said he would have led his members out on strike in support of the firefighters if laws introduced by the Tories had not ruled out secondary action.
IT seems that the Communist unions are back with the Fire Brigades Union trying to extort a 40 per cent pay increase from the Government and the rail unions planning secondary action.