Unlawful ban of trade union rights for park police


Re: Wandsworth London Borough Council v Vining & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1092

The appeal concerned the rights of members of local authority parks police forces and of their trade unions. The Court held that there was no engagement of the ECHR, art 8 or art 14 read in conjunction with art 8 in relation to the dismissal claims. The exclusion from the protections of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 was a breach of the ECHR, art 11 and this appeal was allowed.

Mathew Purchase was involved in this case.