Industrial Action

Industrial Action Ballots and Notice To Employers

The Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notices, and sections 22 and 25 of the Employment Relations Act 2004, which concern industrial action notices, commenced on 1 October 2005. This is following the approval by Parliament of the draft Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notices.

The Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notices came into affect on 1 October 2005:

Code of Practice: Industrial action ballots and notice to employers

UNFAIR DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES TAKING INDUSTRIAL ACTION

The new rights protecting employees against unfair dismissal for taking lawfully organised industrial action came into force on 24 April 2000. These rights have been enhanced by the Employment Relations Act 2004. The new provisions came into force on 6 April 2005.

Employment legislation guidance

Further information can be found in the following:

  • Code of Practice: Picketing
  • Industrial Action and the Law: a guide for employees', trade union members and others
  • Industrial Action and the Law: Employers' version
  • Industrial Action and the Law: Citizen's right to prevent disruption