LRD Booklets August 2010

Time off for trade union duties and activities - a legal guide

Introduction (1,006 words)

Around half of all workplaces and two-thirds of all employees have access to a union or workplace representative or are covered by some sort of ...
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1. The general right to time off (1,291 words)

Trade unionists in recognised workplaces have had the legal right to time off with pay for duties and training since 1974. The rights were ...
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2. The rights of trade union representatives and trade union members (4,478 words)

Section 168 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A 92) says that an employer must “permit” a ...
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3. The rights of Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) (1,640 words)

Section 168A of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A 92) states that an employer has to permit a learning ...
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4. Time off rights for other reps (1,083 words)

Regulation 4(2) of the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (SRSCR 77) says that an employer has to permit a safety ...
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5. The rights of reps in workplaces without recognition (1,890 words)

Section 61 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 96) says that an employee who is an employee representative for the purpose of consultation on ...
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6. Reasonable time off (1,900 words)

The law only requires that the employer give a “reasonable” amount of time off. Section 168(3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations ...
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7. The right to be paid (1,944 words)

Section 169 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A 92) says that where an employer permits time off for a union ...
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8. The right not to be victimised (899 words)

Union representatives and union members have a legal right not to be victimised or dismissed for exercising their rights to time off. Section 146 of ...
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9. Taking a claim over time off rights (917 words)

Sections 168, 168A, 169 and 170 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A 92) give union representatives, union ...
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