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ASLEF v UK - right of union to expel a member - European Court of Human Rights 27.2.07

This case against the British government was taken to the European Court of Human Rights by ASLEF, the train drivers' union, in an attempt to ensure that it could decide who it would and would not allow to be a member. ASLEF had expelled a Mr Lee because he was a member of the BNP (formerly the National Front) but a UK employment tribunal had ruled that this expulsion was unlawful under TULRCA 1992 s.174. ASLEF had therefore had to give him back his membership.

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