The EAT have handed down judgment in UCATT v AMICUS, TGWU, Glasgow City Council and City Buildings (Glasgow) LLP. The case was argued before the EAT by no fewer than four QCs and the judgment runs to 29 pages of light reading.

The EAT held that Transferee employers (i.e. employers winning a contract or buying a business) are not obliged to consult with transferred employees post transfer.

This does not change the requirement for the Transferor to consult prior to the transfer or the obligation for the Transferee to provide the Transferor (long enough before the transfer to allow consultation to take place) with details of the measures it envisages taking in respect of affected employees.