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Discuss all the three possible effects of EU law in the national system by advising Unitrade on the most likely outcome of this case.

Cambridge Clearplus Energy Ltd (CCE) is the energy supplier for the
Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk area. Following an internal review of its
activities, the board of CCE decided to undertake a programme of job reductions
which would lead to several redundancies.
(Fictitious) Directive 2017/84 (‘the Directive’) relates to the protection of workers
dismissed by collective redundancy. Article 3 of the Directive applies to
redundancies and requires employers to consult the workers’ representatives with a
view to reaching an agreement before going ahead with redundancies. The UK has
implemented the (fictitious) Trade Union Act 2018, introduced to transpose Directive
2017/84, which provides that the protection is afforded only to employees whose
interests are represented by an independent trade union recognised by the
employer.
Unitrade is an independent trade union which was formed following the merger of
other two trade unions and represents workers in the energy sector. CCE does not
recognise Unitrade as a trade union. Consequently, the CCE created a staff council
which had consulted about the implementation of the proposed job losses.
Unitrade contended that provisions of Directive 2017/84, relating to collective
redundancies, were directly enforceable against CCE, stating that CCE were
required to consult with Unitrade under Article 3 of the Directive.
Discuss all the three possible effects of EU law in the national system by advising
Unitrade on the most likely outcome of this case.

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