Unite v Pierhead Housing Association - majority support for collective bargaining - CAC 31.7.07

When applying for recognition of a bargaining unit, Unite established that 60% of the workers in the bargaining unit were members of the trade union. The employers argued that in fact the majority of workers in the unit would not favour the union to conduct collective bargaining. The CAC noted that there was, however, no evidence to support this. It was therefore entitled to rely on the level of membership to conclude that there was in fact majority support, as required by TULR(C)A 1992. The application was therefore allowed.

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