Associated British Ports v Palmer and Others; Associated Newspapers Ltd v Wilson: EAT 23 Jul 1992

It was wrongful treatment to give differential pay rises according to whether or not an employee chose to be a member of a trade union. An offer of personal contracts to abandon union membership was not a penalty.


Wood J


Gazette 18-Nov-1992, Gazette 16-Sep-1992, [1992] UKEAT 99 – 92 – 2307, [1992] ICR 681




Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 23(1)(a)


England and Wales


See AlsoAssociated Newspapers Ltd v Wilson EAT 26-Mar-1992
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Cited by:

Appeal fromAssociated British Ports v Palmer and Others; Associated Newspapers Ltd v Wilson CA 5-May-1993
In a case where union member employees were not granted the same pay rise as was given to non-union members they were not personally treated worse for their trade union membership. . .
At EATAssociated Newspapers Ltd v Wilson; Associated British Ports v Palmer HL 31-Mar-1995
The Daily Mail had recognised the Union to which their journalists belonged. They wanted to end this arrangement, and offered a better rate of pay to non-members. The union said this was an unlawful action taken because of union membership. Similar . .
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Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.77924