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(1)A relevant negotiation body shall, in negotiating the conditions of service of employees of relevant authorities, have regard to any guidance given by the Scottish Ministers in connection with that matter.
(2)In subsection (1) “relevant negotiation body” means—
(a)a body established by virtue of section 49(1); or
(b)any other body of persons which—
(i)includes both persons representing the interests of some or all relevant authorities and persons representing the interests of some or all employees of relevant authorities; and
(ii)is constituted in accordance with what appear to the Scottish Ministers to be appropriate arrangements for the negotiation of the conditions of service of employees of relevant authorities.
(3)The reference in subsection (2)(b)(i) to persons representing the interests of some or all employees of relevant authorities includes trade unions (as defined in section 1 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (c. 52)) whose membership consists of or includes employees of relevant authorities.
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