Employment Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 comes into force

Implementation date: 24 July 2005

The Order revises the obligations on employers to provide a union with access to the workers in the bargaining unit during the period of a recognition (or derecognition) ballot and prohibits the use of 'unfair practices' by either the employer or the union during the period of such ballots. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.