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North Wales Training and Enterprise Council Ltd (t/a Celtec) v Astley & ors - TUPE- House of Lords 21.6.06

Following the ECJ ruling in 2005 which found that "the date of a transfer" in article 3(1) of the Acquired Rights Directive has to be a particular point in time and cannot be postponed to another date, the House of Lords has ruled that the employment contracts in this case had transferred for purposes of TUPE in 1990 and that the employees could therefore claim continuity of employment, in the case of Mr Astley right back to 1975.

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