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Employment Relations Bill

This is the text of the Employment Relations Bill, as amended in Committee in the House of Lords and printed on 16th June 1999.

 
 
  
Employment Relations Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

Trade unions
Clause 
1.Collective bargaining: recognition.
2.Detriment related to trade union membership.
3.Blacklists.
4.Ballots and notices.
5.Training.
6.Unfair dismissal connected with recognition: interim relief.

Leave for family and domestic reasons
7.Maternity and parental leave.
8.Time off for domestic incidents.
9.Consequential amendments.

Disciplinary and grievance hearings
10.Right to be accompanied.
11.Complaint to employment tribunal.
12.Detriment and dismissal.
13.Interpretation.
14.Contracting out and conciliation.

Other rights of individuals
15.Unfair dismissal of striking workers.
16.Collective agreements: detriment and dismissal.
17.Agreement to exclude dismissal rights.
18.Part-time work: discrimination.
19.Part-time work: code of practice.
20.Code of practice: supplemental.
21.Power to confer rights on individuals.

CAC, ACAS, Commissioners and Certification Officer
22.CAC: members.
23.CAC: proceedings.
24.ACAS: general duty.
25.Abolition of Commissioners.
26.The Certification Officer.

Miscellaneous
27.Partnerships at work.
28.Employment agencies.
29.Unfair dismissal: special and additional awards.
30.Indexation of amounts, &c.
31.Guarantee payments.
32.Sections 29 to 31: consequential.
33.Compensatory award etc: removal of limit in certain cases.

General
34.Orders and regulations.
35.Finance.
36.Repeals.
37.Commencement.
38.Extent.
39.Citation.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Collective Bargaining: Recognition.
    Schedule 2-Union Membership: Detriment.
    Schedule 3-Ballots and notices.
    Schedule 4-Leave for Family and Domestic Reasons.
    Part I-Maternity Leave and Parental Leave.
    Part II-Time off for Domestic Incidents.
    Part III-Consequential Amendments.
    Schedule 5-Unfair Dismissal of Striking Workers.
    Schedule 6-The Certification Officer.
    Schedule 7-Employment Agencies.
    Schedule 8-Repeals.
 


 
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