R (on the application of Boots Management Services Ltd) v Central Arbitration Committee (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills intervening)

Trade union – Recognition. The claimant (Boots) sought judicial review of the decision of the defendant Central Arbitration Committee (the CAC) that the application of the Pharmacists' Defence Association Union (the PDAU) to be recognised by the Boots for the purposes of collective bargaining on behalf of the pharmacists employed by Boots was admissible. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that, on the proper interpretation of 'collective bargaining' in para 134(1) of Sch A1 to the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, the PDAU's application to the CAC had been rendered inadmissible by para 35 of Sch A1 to the Act.

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