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Consultation Document on Compulsory Trade Union Recognition

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The government has published its consultation document on two aspects of compulsory recognition of trades union following a workplace ballot (to be brought in shortly under the Employment Relations Act 1999). The consultation document is attached to this message in Word for Windows format.

The consultation document, to which replies are required by 20th March 2000, deals with:

• a Code of Practice on a union's access to workers voting in recognition or derecognition ballots organised by the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) under the statutory procedure; and,

• the Secretary of State's order specifying a method of conducting collective bargaining, which the CAC must take into account when it imposes a method of conducting collective bargaining on an employer and a union under the statutory recognition procedure.