Trade Union Act 2016

The Trade Union Act 2016 establishes a new 50% minimum voter turnout threshold for industrial action ballots, while preserving the requirement for there to be a simple majority of votes in favour of industrial action. In the "important public services" (transport, health, border security, fire and education), there is an additional requirement that 40% of all those entitled to vote in the ballot must support the industrial action. The main provisions in the Act come into effect on 1 March 2017.


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