FOI/2015/70

The Request

Received on 9 september 2015

Dear Sir/Madam
 
I would certainly be interested if you could determine if any industrial action has take place in the last 2 years in the U.K. or South East Asia, although you do not need to contact Thailand, there has been no industrial action there
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Kind regards

Our Response

responded on 25 september 2015

Case Reference: FOI/2015/70

24 September 2015

Dear

Thank you for your request for information dated 9 September 2015 concerning instances of employee strike action in the UK and Southeast Asia. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.

For your ease of reference, I have restated your request below in bold and have provided our response beneath.

I would certainly be interested if you could determine if any industrial action has taken place in the last 2 years in the U.K. or South East Asia, although you do not need to contact Thailand, there has been no industrial action there.

In the UK there have been two instances of British Council strike action in the last two years.

In Southeast Asia there haven’t been any instances of British Council strike action in the past two years.

I hope the information provided has been useful.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Information Security and Governance
British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester
M1 6BB
Email: foi@britishcouncil.org

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at:

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Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely