Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen v Lee: EAT 23 Feb 2004

EAT Contract within s174(4)(a)(iii) of TULRA 1992 for which a Trade Union cannot expel a member is limited to being or ceasing to be a member of a political party (in this case BNP). A union can expel a member if its reason is exclusively his or her activities as a party member and not his or her party membership per se: and such conduct does not need to be linked to his or her membership of the Union. Remitted to ET.


The Honourable Mr Justice Burton (P)


UKEAT/625/03, [2004] UKEAT 0625 – 03 – 2402


Bailii, EAT


England and Wales

Cited by:

see AlsoAssociated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (Aslef) v The United Kingdom ECHR 27-Feb-2007
The Union complained that it had not been allowed to expel from its membership a member of the far right BNP party. They said that his views were incompatible with the union’s stated objectives. There was no related closed shop.
Held: The . .
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Updated: 03 July 2022; Ref: scu.194440