A Trade Union is a membership-based organisation mainly made up of workers. One of its main objectives must include the regulation of relations between workers and employers or employers’ associations.
A Trade Union is a membership-based organisation mainly made up of workers. One of its main objectives must include the regulation of relations between workers and employers or employers’ associations. An employers’ association is a body of employers, generally from the same sector of the economy, whose principal purposes include the regulation of relations between employers in that sector and workers or trade unions. Trade unions have duties and obligations under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TURLCA 1992) and case law.
The Act amends the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation Act) Act 1992 (TULRCA 1992)as follows:
1. A trade union has to keep a register of its members’ names and addresses, with certain exceptions – section 24 TULRCA 1992
2. A trade union must give an independent scrutineer access to the members’ register every time there is a ballot about;
4. The union must impose a duty of confidentiality on the independent scrutineer and independent people during this period.
5. A new trade union does not have to keep a register of members until one year after it is formed – section 43 TULRCA 1992
6. A trade union that is mainly made up of affiliated organisations or representatives of such organisations is exempt from keeping a register of members if;
7. A union member can apply to the Certification Officer (), or a court for a declaration that the union has not complied with its duty to maintain an accurate and up-to-date register of members, or has not kept the register confidential.
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