Trade Union Act 2016

Key Points

  • A summary of the progress of the Trade Union Bill, the accompanying consultations and impact assessments and the final provisions and implementation of the Trade Union Act
  • The Trade Union Act received Royal Assent on May 4th 2016
  • Section 1 (meaning of “the 1992 Act”) and section 4 (review of electronic balloting) came into force on 3rd November 2016
  • Section 3 (40% support requirement for industrial action ballots in important public services) for the purpose of enabling the exercise of the power to make regulations defining ‘important public services’ and section 11 (opting in by union members to contribute to political funds) for the purpose of enabling the exercise of the power to make regulations under that section, came into force on 5th December 2016
  • Most of the rest of the Act  came into force on 1st  March 2017 
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