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Name: Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 (Chapter 19)
Country: United Kingdom
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1993-07-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 124 p.
ISN: GBR-1993-L-33848
Bibliography: Printed separately, 124 p.
Abstract/Citation: Comprised of 4 Parts, 51 sections and 10 Schedules. Part I concerns union elections and ballots, financial affairs, membership rights, and industrial action. Part II deals with employment rights, and Part III covers other employment matters such as the constitution and jurisdiction of tribunals. In particular, the Act requires all ballots concerning industrial action to be conducted by post, and companies to obtain written consent from employees for deductions of union dues. Such consent must be renewed every three years or more frequently. Other amendments abolish wage councils which previously had set minimum pay rates for employees in specific sectors, and provide that compensation be granted by industrial tribunals to persons dismissed for asserting statutory employment rights, for carrying out health and safety duties, or for quitting their posts because of imminent danger. In addition, all employees must now receive written particulars of the main terms and conditions of their employment, and most employees shall be entitled to written pay statements.
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