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Legal advice for trade union issues in Further and Higher Education

Solicitors with experience in resolving trade union issues

Wrigleys are experienced in dealing with trade union issues within the Further Education and Higher Education Sectors.

Collective Bargaining and Industrial Action

We have particular expertise in the field of local and national collective bargaining and also the management of industrial action.

Further Education

In addition to an understanding of national and local collective bargaining in UK Further Education, we are also experts in employee involvement and have much experience in connection with the setting up of works councils, works forums and information and consultation procedures across many organisations.

Higher Education

We have experience of the framework for the modernisation of pay structures in HE and the work of JNCHES and “New JNCHES”.

In the context of industrial action we have experience of advising not only individual universities but national associations and employers associations.

We have experience of advising on the protection of the student experience, the effect of industrial action on the employment contract and the legal effect of industrial action on pay for incomplete performance of the employment contract.

30 Mar 2020

Question of the month: how should we adapt company policies in the face of coronavirus?

Employers need to consider how they will adapt to make sure policies and procedures are applied appropriately during the current circumstances.

27 Mar 2020

Government publishes more details of Job Retention Scheme for furloughed workers

Scheme is open to all employers but those receiving continuing public funding to cover wage costs are not expected to use the scheme.

20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus and school closures – what's the position for special schools?

We look here at the precise terms of the Government announcement and the options open to special schools.