Judgment has today been handed down in the case of R (ASLEF and others, UNISON and the NASUWT) v The Secretary of State for Business and Trade (KB) .
The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (“the 2022 Regulations”) came into force on 21 July 2022.
Since 1976 there has been a prohibition on the supply of agency workers to replace workers taking part in industrial action. The 2022 Regulations removed that prohibition.
Thirteen trade unions brought claims to judicially review the 2022 regulations. The High Court has quashed the 2022 Regulations.
The judgment can be read here.
William Meade (Senior Clerk)