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Unite v Pierhead Housing Association - whether to hold a ballot when deciding on trade union recognition - CAC 20.8.07

Amicus, now Unite, sought recognition for collective bargaining purposes for a bargaining unit of staff at Pierhead HA. If the majority of workers in the unit are members of the union, and here 60% were, then under TULR(C)A 1992 Schedule A1, the CAC must issue a declaration of recognition - unless certain conditions are met, in which case it must order a ballot to measure support for such recognition. Pierhead argued that a ballot should be held as this would be in the interests of good industrial relations.

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