Employment Relations Act 2004 (Commencement No.3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2005 comes into force

Implementation date: 6 April 2005

The Order brings into operation most sections of the Employment Relations Act 2004. The Act includes provisions amending the statutory union recognition procedure and strengthening employees' protection against dismissal when taking official industrial action. The Act, the Order bringing these sections into force and the explanatory notes can be viewed on the OPSI website.