University of Stirling V UCU

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University of Stirling V UCU

 

University of Stirling v UCU [2015] UKSC 26 is a UK labour law case, concerning the information and consultation in the European Union.

In 2009 to deal with a budget deficit, the University of Stirling proposed 140 redundancies. Under TULRCA 1992 section 188, it consulted with UCU but did not do so for employees on limited term contracts, which ended in the consultation period. UCU claimed they should be included and were dismissed as redundant.

The Tribunal held the employees were dismissed as redundant in three cases, but not a fourth. The EAT held all four were dismissed, but none as redundant. The Inner House agreed.