Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 come into force

Implementation date: 28 July 1999

The Regulations amend the provisions of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 relating to information and consultation on redundancies and the provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 relating to information and consultation. In relation to redundancies, they provide that representatives of employees who may be affected by the dismissals or by measures taken in connection with the dismissals must be consulted. For both redundancies and transfers they provide that employers must consult representatives of recognised trade unions but, if no trade union is recognised, then employers must consult either existing employee representatives or specially elected employee representatives. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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