British Airline Pilots' Association v Jet2.com Ltd

Industrial relations – Collective bargaining. The claimant independent trade union was recognised by the defendant airline as entitled to conduct collective bargaining in respect of the pilots' 'pay, hours and holidays'. The claim concerned the proper construction and scope of the term 'pay, hours and holidays' in the specified method for collective bargaining. The Queen's Bench Division held that only those aspects of rostering that related to the core terms of employment (pay, hours and holidays) and were apt for incorporation as contractual terms fell within the scope of the claimant's recognition. Further, the defendant was required by the specific method to discuss pay with the claimant before varying the employees' contractual terms. The defendant had done so and had complied with its obligations in that regard.

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