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Unlocking Employment Law by Chris Turner

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24Employment rights related to trade union membership and non-membership

Aims and Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • ■ Understand the basic right to trade union membership or non-membership
  • ■ Understand the rules related to recognition of trade unions
  • ■ Understand the circumstances in which time off for trade union related activities is allowed
  • ■ Understand the process of collective bargaining
  • ■ Understand the circumstances in which participation in a trade dispute gains statutory protection
  • ■ Understand the rules regarding dismissal for trade union membership, nonmembership or trade union activity
  • ■ Critically analyse the area
  • ■ Apply the law to factual situations and reach conclusions

24.1 Introduction: the origins ...

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