Reaffirming Critical Role of Unions (March 12, 2024)

ON FEBRUARY 27, the Court of Appeal gave a significant and instructive decision for all trade unions in the country. The judgement reinforces the position of the High Court that any official of a trade union, acting on behalf of its members, as directed by the union, is clothed in immunity from defamation and slander, under section 6 of the Trade Disputes and Protection of Property Act.