Our Knowledge

04.Dec.2017

A landmark workers’ rights case has been filed against the University of London

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain recently filed a landmark test case with the Central Arbitration Committee against the University of London. The case concerns a group of 75 outsourced workers employed by Cordant Security, a facilities management company.

This case could have a significant impact on the attraction of outsourcing work and services, as the IWGB are arguing they should have the right to collectively bargain employment terms and conditions with the University, who they assert is the de facto employer. You can read more in our briefing, available for download below.