COVID-19 in the UK

Social and employment consequences of the COVID-19 in the UK

Industrial relations in the UK

The state of pension reforms

Strikes: latest developments and data

  • Background summary
    • There is no fundamental right to strike in the UK. However, if trade unions legally organise industrial action, they are protected from prosecution. Changes to the legal framework governing the organisation of industrial disputes, contained in the Trade Union Bill, may jeopardize this fundamental right. These changes are strongly opposed by trade unions. Read more.

Latest EU Commission documents for the United Kingdom

The state of labour market reforms

  • Background summary 
    • The UK government’s labour market policy, under the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government from 2010-2015 and the Conservative government from 2015, has concentrated on a number of key areas, such as unfair dismissal, the use of early conciliation to resolve workplace disputes and the operation of employment tribunals. Read more.