John Cavanagh QC and Julian Milford obtain injunction for Virgin Atlantic Airways

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On 20th December 2018, John Cavanagh QC and Julian Milford obtained an injunction to prevent strike action by a group of pilots at Virgin Atlantic Airways.   The strikes, which were due to begin at midnight on Saturday 22nd December 2018, would have taken place over three four-day periods, including over Christmas and over New Year’s Eve.  The Judge, Mr Justice Choudhury, held that the union (PPU’s) notice of ballot and notice of strike action were each defective because they had not complied with the obligation to identify the category of employees concerned, and had not given the numbers of employees in the relevant categories.  No transcript of the judgment is yet available.