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IER Annual Employment Law Conference TUPE - Gold Plating or Gold Stripping. Jo Seery October 2012. Introduction. TUPE Purpose - protect rights of workers where change of employer Government proposals for Reform: Call for evidence on effectiveness of TUPE 2006

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introduction
Introduction

TUPE

  • Purpose - protect rights of workers where change of employer
  • Government proposals for Reform:
    • Call for evidence on effectiveness of TUPE 2006
    • Government response 14th September 2012
  • What’s the beef with service provision changes?
background to service provision change
Background to Service Provision Change
  • Acquired Rights Directive (ARD) – standard transfers
  • Landsorganisationen i Danmark Ny MØlle Kro 1989 ICR330
  • Süzen v Zehnacker Gebaudereinigung Gm H Krankenhausservice [1997] ICR662
  • Spijkers Gebroeders Benedik Abattoir CV and Anor [1986] 2 CML R296 – the multi-factorial test
spc the uk s approach
SPC – The UK’s approach

- P&O Trans European Limited v Initial Transport Services Ltd and Ors [2003] IRLR 128

- Scottish Coal Company Ltd v McCormick and Ors [2005] ALL ERO14

  • Government Consultation 2005
  • Ongoing problems

- CLECE SA v Maria Socorro [2011] IRLR 251

- Ivana Scattalon v Ministero Adele Istruzione dell Universita della Ricerca C-108/2010

so what is a service provision change
So what is a Service Provision Change?
  • Organised grouping of employees situated in GB which has, as its principal purpose carrying out activities on behalf of the client.
    • Outsource to a new contractor
    • Subject to a change of contractor
    • Brought back in-house
service provision change 2
Service Provision Change - 2
  • Have the activities continued?

- Nottinghamshire Health Care NHS Trust v Hamshaw and Others UKEAT/0037/11

- Johnson Control Limited v Campbell and Anor UKEAT/0041/12

service provision change 2 cont
Service Provision Change – 2 cont.
  • What happens when the activities are split amongst different contracts?

- Kimberley Group Housing Ltd v Hambley [2008] IRLR/682

- Enterprise Management Services Ltd v Connect-Up Ltd UKEAT/0462/10

  • Organised grouping of employees

- Eddie Stobart Ltd v Moreman and Ors UKEAT/0223/11

- Argyll Coastal Services Ltd v Sterling and ors UKEATS/0012/11

service provision change 3
Service Provision Change 3
  • When does a Service Provision Change amount to the provision of goods?

- Pannu and Ors v Goe W King Ltd (In Liquidation) and Ors UKEAT/0023/11

changes to contract
Changes to Contract
  • All liabilities arise under or in connection with, the contract of employment transfer to the transferee
  • Daddy’s Dance Hall principles in TUPE 2006
  • Collective agreements

- Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Alemo-Herron and ors [2011] UKSC26

  • Pensions

- Beckmann v Dynamco Whicheloe MacFarlane Ltd [2003] ICR50

- Proctor and Gamble Co v Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget and Anor [2012] IRLR 733

  • Pensions Act 2004
  • Transfer of Employment (Pension Protection) Regs 2005
dismissal 1
Dismissal - 1
  • An employee is automatically unfairly dismissed where sole or principal reason for the dismissal is the transfer or a reason connected with the transfer that is not an ETO reason entailing changes in the workforce (Reg 7)
  • ETO reason must be a change in numbers of the workforce or a change in the job function

- Berriman v Delabole Slate Ltd

dismissal 2
Dismissal – 2

What constitutes “workforce”?

  • Single person

- Spaceright Europe Ltd v Baillavoine and Anor UKEAT 0339/10

  • Franchisees

- Meter U Ltd v Ackroyd and Ors [2012] ICR 834

What about the ETO reason?

- Manchester College v Hazel [2012] UKEAT 13612

conclusion
Conclusion

Way ahead – resisting change

Further information:

LELR

www.thompsons.law.co.uk

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