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IDS Trade Unions
IDS Trade Unions
Practice Area:  Employment Law
ISBN:  9780414030244
Published by:  IDS
Publication Date:  15 Apr 2013
Format:  Paperback
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IDS Employment Law Handbook: Trade Unions provides a clear and comprehensive account of the law governing the relationship between both trade unions and their members and trade unions and employers. This Handbook provides detailed analysis and comment on both collective and also individual rights of trade union members and non-members.

This is a must-have text keeping you up to date with many of the developments in this area that have occurred since the last edition of the Handbook in 2000, including a number of new rights for individuals and trade union members.

  • Explains the law governing the relationship between trade unions and their members and trade unions and employers
  • Covers the key developments in this area including the introduction of a number of new rights
  • Provides an in-depth analysis of the complex statutory recognition procedures
  • Sets out the new rules outlawing the practice of ‘blacklisting’ trade union members and activists
CONTENTS
TRADE UNIONS
• Legal definition
• Legal status
• Trade union property
• Listing
• Independence
• Administration
• Trade union mergers
• Breakaway unions and dissolution

POLITICAL FUNDS
• Political objects
• The political fund
• Review ballot
• Ending of fund

TRADE UNIONS AND THEIR MEMBERS
• Union rule book
• Use of union funds
• Right to union membership
• Discipline and expulsion
• Unjustifi able discipline
• Discrimination

TRADE UNION ELECTIONS
• Elective positions
• Candidates
• Running an election (or ballot)
• Remedies for union members
• Voting systems

TRADE UNION RECOGNITION
• Statutory recognition
• Voluntary recognition
• Transfers of undertakings
• Withdrawal of recognition

STATUTORY RECOGNITION
• Overview
• Requests for statutory recognition
• Agreements for voluntary recognition
• Method of collective bargaining
• Changes affecting the bargaining unit
• Derecognition
• Ballots on recognition and derecognition
• Detriment and dismissal

TIME OFF RIGHTS
• General conditions of eligibility
• Union duties and training
• Union activities
• Union learning representatives
• Safety representatives
• Reasonable time off
• The right to be paid
• Complaining to a tribunal

INFORMATION AND CONSULTATION RIGHTS

• Collective bargaining
• Collective redundancies
• Transfers of undertakings
• Health and safety
• Training
• Pensions

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS
• What is a collective agreement?
• Legal enforceability
• Incorporation
• Discriminatory terms
• Transfers of undertakings

REFUSAL OF EMPLOYMENT ON UNION GROUNDS
• Unfair recruitment
• Employment agencies
• Exclusions and exceptions
• Tribunal proceedings and remedies
• Trade union blacklists

DETRIMENT AND UNLAWFUL INDUCEMENTS
• Detriment on trade union grounds
• Unlawful inducements
• Right to claim
• Employer’s purpose
• Trade union activities or services at ‘an appropriate time’
• Tribunal proceedings and remedies
• Trade union blacklists

UNFAIR DISMISSAL
• Trade union membership
• Trade union activities and services
• Failure to accept unlawful inducements
• Non-membership of a union
• Redundancy selection
• Burden of proof
• Tribunal proceedings and remedies
• Joinder of third parties
• Trade union blacklists

CAC AND CERTIFICATION OFFICER
• Central Arbitration Committee
• Certifi cation Offi cer
• Proposal for merger
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