Recognition and Derecognition Ballots (Qualified Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 comes into force

Implementation date: 16 January 2005

The Order specifies conditions which must be satisfied in order for an individual or partnership to be a qualified person under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1995. Where the Industrial Court arranges a ballot on the recognition or derecognition of a trade union for collective bargaining, it must appoint a 'qualified independent person' to conduct the ballot. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.