||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 128 (Sep)
||Employment Appeal Tribunal
Judge Ansell, Dr S Corby and Mr S Yeboah
||Colin Bourne (instructed by Thompsons, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) for the recognised trade union.
||John Bowers QC (instructed by Eversheds LLP, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) for the employer.
||26 July 2005
Redundancy - Employer's duty to consult appropriate trade union - Failure to consult union in good time - Employer beginning consultation with employees before formally involving union - Whether union consulted in good time - (Consolidation) Act 1992, s 188(1A).
In all the circumstances, an employment tribunal had not erred in finding that consultation with the trade union had commenced in good time for the purposes of s188(1A) of the notwithstanding that the employer had begun the consultation process with employees before the union had become formally involved.
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