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LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

27 Nov 2019, 06:13

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

No: 679/19

26th November 2019

TO: ALL BRANCH SECRETARIES





Dear Colleague

CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

The purpose of this LTB is to notify Branches that we are appealing against the decision of the High Court to award Royal Mail an injunction to invalidate our strike ballot.

The appeal will take place on Thursday 28th November 2019.

Further information will follow in due course.

In the meantime, any enquiries should be directed to Senior Deputy General Secretary’s Department sdgs@cwu.org.

Yours sincerely





Dave Ward – General Secretary

Tony Kearns – Senior Deputy General Secretary

Terry Pullinger – Deputy General Secretary (Postal)

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

27 Nov 2019, 14:42

no chance :arrrghhh :arrrghhh :so there :so there

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

27 Nov 2019, 15:43

if they lose appeal they will have wasted weeks when reballot should have taken place

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

27 Nov 2019, 17:03

hans solo wrote:if they lose appeal they will have wasted weeks when reballot should have taken place


Why reballot and waste money , still 50/50 tomorrow and then reballot if its a no

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

27 Nov 2019, 18:20

hans solo wrote:if they lose appeal they will have wasted weeks when reballot should have taken place

They have to appeal, can't
let an injust verdict go without challenge, not just for us, but for all workers facing the likes of Rico

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

27 Nov 2019, 18:23

Because an appeal gives us an opportunity for ia before Christmas, a reballot is a minimum 6 week process, so just reballoting would have put us somewhere in the last week of December.

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

27 Nov 2019, 20:47

It will be live via this link, from 1030am

https://www.judiciary.uk/you-and-the-ju ... -hearings/

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

28 Nov 2019, 12:28

Watching it now. Who are the three judges? Are they likely to sympathise with us do you think?

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

28 Nov 2019, 12:44

scoobydo79 wrote:Watching it now. Who are the three judges? Are they likely to sympathise with us do you think?


Lord Justice Males - Used to be an Advocate and an arbitrator.
Lady Justice Simler - She is currently President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is a High Court Liaison Judge for Diversity.
Sir Patrick Elias - Ruled against the CWU v Royal Mail in 2008 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Mai ... kers_Union

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

28 Nov 2019, 13:11

Thanks Trueblue. The legal rep for Royal Mail is good.The union legal rep guy looks like He is struggling. :sad:

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

28 Nov 2019, 13:21

Just been watching that. Did they say when the ruling would be completed? i missed the end.

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

28 Nov 2019, 13:43

charlatans wrote:Just been watching that. Did they say when the ruling would be completed? i missed the end.


No its a break for lunch I think.
scoobydo79 wrote:Thanks Trueblue. The legal rep for Royal Mail is good.The union legal rep guy looks like He is struggling. :sad:


Yep, although the presiding judges did question some of his points, he is very polished. The CWU one had a lot of gaps and seemed to surrender some issues.

LTB 679/19 - CWU APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT DECISION

28 Nov 2019, 16:13

Im getting sad. enjoying watching this more than match of the day.

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