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|(a)||improve the carrying out of any of its existing functions;|
|(b)||prepare to carry out any new function;|
|(c)||increase the range of services it offers to persons who are or may become members of it;|
|(d)||prepare for an amalgamation or the transfer of any or all of its engagements;|
|(e)||ballot its members (whether as a result of a requirement imposed by this Act or otherwise).|
(3) Money may be provided in such a way as the Secretary of State thinks fit (whether as grants or otherwise) and on such terms as he thinks fit (whether as to repayment or otherwise)."
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe
NC7*To move the following Clause:
'(1) In section 238A (6) of the 1992 Act (dismissal after end of protected period), after paragraph (d) insert
|"(e)||where there was agreement to use either of the services mentioned in paragraphs (c) and (d), the matters specified in section 238B."|
(1) The matters referred to in subsection (6)(e) of section 238A are those specified in subsections (2) to (5); and references in this section to "the service provider" are to any person who provided a service mentioned in subsection (6)(c) or (d) of that section.
(2) The first matter is: whether, at meetings arranged by the service provider, the employer or, as the case may be, a union was represented by an appropriate person.
(3) The second matter is: whether the employer or a union, so far as requested to do so, co-operated in the making of arrangements for meetings to be held with the service provider.
(4) The third matter is: whether the employer or a union fulfilled any commitment given by it during the provision of the service to take particular action.
(5) The fourth matter is: whether, at meetings arranged by the service provider between the parties making use of the service, the representatives of the employer or a union answered any reasonable question put to them concerning the matter subject to conciliation or mediation.
(6) For the purposes of subsection (2) an "appropriate person" is
|(a)||in relation to the employer|
|(i)||a person with the authority to settle the matter subject to conciliation or mediation on behalf of the employer, or|
|(ii)||a person authorised by a person of that type to make recommendations to him with regard to the settlement of that matter, and|
|(b)||in relation to a union, a person who is responsible for handling on the union's behalf the matter subject to conciliation or mediation.|
(8) In any proceedings in which regard must be had to the matters referred to in section 238A(6)(e)
|(a)||notes taken by or on behalf of the service provider shall not be admissible in evidence;|
|(b)||the service provider must refuse to give evidence as to anything communicated to him in connection with the performance of his functions as a conciliator or mediator if, in his opinion, to give the evidence would involve his making a damaging disclosure; and|
|(c)||the service provider may refuse to give evidence as to whether, for the purposes of subsection (5), a particular question was or was not a reasonable one.|
|(a)||a disclosure of information which is commercially sensitive, or|
|(b)||a disclosure of information that has not previously been disclosed which relates to a position taken by a party using the conciliation or mediation service on the settlement of the matter subject to conciliation or mediation,|
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe
NC8*To move the following Clause:
'(1) Section 174 of the 1992 Act (right not to be excluded or expelled from trade union) is amended as follows.
(2) In subsection (2)(d) for "his conduct" substitute "conduct of his (other than excluded conduct) and the conduct to which it is wholly or mainly attributable is not protected conduct".
(3) For subsection (4) substitute
|(a)||conduct which consists in his being or ceasing to be, or having been or ceased to be, a member of another trade union,|
|(b)||conduct which consists in his being or ceasing to be, or having been or ceased to be, employed by a particular employer or at a particular place, or|
|(c)||conduct to which section 65 (conduct for which an individual may not be disciplined by a union) applies or would apply if the references in that section to the trade union which is relevant for the purposes of that section were references to any trade union.|
(4B) Conduct which consists of activities undertaken by an individual as a member of a political party is not conduct falling within subsection (4A)."
(4) In section 176 of that Act (remedies for infringement of right not to be excluded or expelled), after subsection (1) insert
(1B) If a tribunal makes a declaration under subsection (1A) and it appears to the tribunal that the other conduct to which the exclusion or expulsion was attributable consisted wholly or mainly of acting in a way which was contrary to the rules of the union (whether or not the complainant was a member of the union at the time at which he acted in that way) it shall make a declaration to that effect."
(5) In subsection (3)(a) of that section, after "declaration" insert "under subsection (1)".
(6) After subsection (6) of that section insert
(6B) Subsection (6A) does not apply in a case where the tribunal which made the declaration under subsection (1) also made declarations under subsections (1A) and (1B)."
(7) In sections 174 and 176 of the 1992 Act references to the conduct of an individual include references to conduct which took place before the coming into force of this section.'.
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe
NC9*To move the following Clause:
'(1) Section 67 of the 1992 Act (compensation for infringement of right not to be unjustifiably disciplined) is amended in accordance with subsections (2) to (6).
(2) In subsection (1) after "application" insert "to an employment tribunal".
(3) Omit subsections (2) and (4).
(4) In subsections (5) and (7) omit "Employment Appeal Tribunal or".
(5) In subsection (8) omit the words after paragraph (b).
(6) After that subsection insert
|(a)||the determination infringing the applicant's right not to be unjustifiably disciplined has not been revoked, or|
|(b)||the union has failed to take all the steps necessary for securing the reversal of anything done for the purpose of giving effect to the determination,|
(7) Section 176 of the 1992 Act (remedies for exclusion or expulsion from trade union) is also amended in accordance with subsections (8) to (11).
(8) In subsection (2)
|(a)||after "an application" insert "to an employment tribunal"; and|
|(b)||omit the second sentence.|
(10) In subsection (5) omit "or Employment Appeal Tribunal".
(11) In subsection (6) omit the words after paragraph (b).'.
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson
NC1To move the following Clause:
|51A||If during the union recognition procedure a union uses undue force or intimidating measures to get recognition then the CAC shall have the right to investigate this at the request of the employer or any worker and if such measures are found to have been used the CAC shall terminate the recognition procedure immediately.".'.|
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