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Trade unions and industrial action: key differences in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Updating author: Nick Chronias, DAC Beachcroft, consultant editor (Scotland): Gillian MacLellan, consultant editor (Northern Ireland): Jonathan Simpson

Future developments

There are no future developments relating to Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Scotland

The legislation that applies in England and Wales extends to Scotland with the exception of the Highways Act 1980 (under which it is a criminal offence wilfully to obstruct the free passage along a highway without lawful authority or excuse).