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Trade union activities: Consent to recruit members did not bar criticism of employer

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    Bass Taverns Ltd v Burgess [1995] IRLR 596 CA (0 other reports)

In Bass Taverns Ltd v Burgess, the Court of Appeal holds that a shop steward who resigned after he was demoted for making disparaging remarks about the employer to trainee managers was unfairly constructively dismissed for taking part in trade union activities at an appropriate time. The employer allowed the union to use the occasion for recruitment purposes, and the shop steward's remarks were not outside the scope of that permission.