Unite v Newsquest (Worcester) Ltd - duty to negotiation under Information & Consultation Regulations - CAC 6.8.07

On 8 May 2007 the union Unite requested that Newsquest establish information & consultation arrangements, under the Information & Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004. Newsquest notified its employees on 18 June that it would hold a ballot. Unite complained to the Central Arbitration Committee that under Regulation 8 this should have been done within one month of Unite's request. The CAC agreed and held that Newsquest was obliged, under Regulation 7, to start negotiations.

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