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Name: Employment Act 1988 (Chapter 19)
Country: United Kingdom
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Conditions of employment; Education, vocational guidance and training
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1988-05-26
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 49 p.
ISN: GBR-1988-L-6313
Bibliography: Printed separately, 49 p.
Abstract/Citation: Part I (Trade Unions) sets forth the rights of trade union members (right to a ballot before industrial action, right not to be unjustifiably disciplined, right to bring complaints, right to inspect union's accounting records, right to stop dues check-off) and contains provisions concerning the closed shop (sections 10-11) and ballots and elections (sections 12-18). It provides for the appointment of a Commissioner for the Rights of Trade Union Members (sections 19-21 and Schedules 1 and 2). Part II (Employment and Training) changes the name of the Manpower Services Commission to the Training Commission and stipulates its functions. Arrangements may be made to assist persons to select, train for, obtain and retain employment, or to assist persons to obtain suitable employment; allowances may be provided to persons under 18 years of age under stated conditions (section 25). Part III (Miscellaneous and Supplemental) contains definitions and Schedules 2 and 3 set forth amendments to, inter alia: Employment and Training Act (LS 1973 - UK 3A), Trade Union and Labour Relations Act (LS 1974 - UK 1), Employment Act (see LS 1984 - UK 1B), Trade Union Act (LS 1984 - UK 2) and the Employment Protection Act (see LS 1984 - UK 1A).
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