New check-off arrangements take effect

Implementation date: To be confirmed

The draft Trade Union (Deduction of Union Subscriptions from Wages in the Public Sector) Regulations 2017 implement new arrangements for check-off for public-sector employers. Where a contract of employment or collective agreement contains arrangements for check-off, the arrangement can continue only where the trade union meets the administrative cost in respect of making the deductions and workers have the option to pay their trade union subscriptions by other means.

The finalised Regulations, which were due to come into effect on 10 March 2018, are yet to be published.