Employment Relations Act 1999, section 4 and schedule 3 come into force

Implementation date: 18 September 2000

The Act amends the industrial action balloting and notice requirements in part V of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, including requiring trade unions to hold a ballot before organising industrial action. Changes affecting preparations for industrial action ballots, and how they are conducted, apply where the initial notice of intention to ballot is received on or after 18 September 2000, or where the union reasonably believes that the notice will be received by the employer on or after that date. Changes affecting what happens after industrial action ballots, including the information to be provided to the employer about the ballot result, apply where the date of the ballot (that is, the last date on which votes can be cast) is after 17 September 2000. Section 4 and schedule 3 can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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