Doubts have been cast over the legality of Unison’s vote in favour of a strike over public sector pensions.
Chris Mordue of the law firm Pinsent Masons told Personnel Today that employers could challenge the strike because Unison’s ballot notice did not state that it would be an aggregated vote where the votes of members working for different employers are combined. He added that if an employer successfully challenge the ballot on this basis, the strike could not go ahead.
However another employment lawyer, Marc Meryon of Eversheds, argued that Unison was not obligated to tell employers whether the vote was aggregated. Unison said it had followed all of the legal requirements.
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