Grand Chamber Judgment on Trade Union Freedom of Expression

This post is written by Rónán Ó Fathaigh* and Dirk Voorhoof**

The Grand Chamber of the European Court issued a landmark judgment this week on trade union freedom of expression, concluding that the dismissal of trade union members for engaging in offensive and insulting expression in a union newsletter was not a violation of the right to freedom of expression, read in light of freedom of association.

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