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Sharkey v Bridon Coatbridge Ltd, Glasgow ET - participating in industrial action held to be participating in an "activity of an independent union"

It is illegal for an employer to make an offer to a worker for the sole or main purpose of inducing the worker not to take part, at an appropriate time, in the activities of an independent trade union (TULR(C)A 1992 s.145A(1)(b)).

The Glasgow employment tribunal has ruled that for this purpose "participating in industrial action was an activity of an independent union". 

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