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Implementation dates confirmed for several Trade Union Act provisions

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 15 February 2017

During a House of Lords debate, the BEIS Under Secretary of State indicated that a number of provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016, will come into effect on 1 March 2017. Read in the context of the Act, column 638, confirms that the provisions will be as follows

  • 2 – A 50% threshold in a ballot for industrial action for those eligible to vote
  • 3 – An additional 40% threshold in a ballot for industrial action in important public services
  • 5 – Information to be included on voting paper
  • 6 – Information to be provided to members about the result of the ballot
  • 7 – Information to the Certification Officer about industrial action
  • 8 – Two weeks’ notice of industrial action to be given to employers
  • 9 – Expiry of mandate for industrial action 6 months after the date of the ballot
  • 10 – Union supervision of picketing
  • 11 – Opting in by union members to contribute to political funds
  • 12 – Union’s annual return to include details of political expenditure

 


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