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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Awards against third parties

12.  For Article 36A of the No. 2 Order (contribution in respect of compensation) there shall be substituted—

Awards against third parties

36A.(1) Where—

(a)a complaint is presented to an industrial tribunal under Article 34 on the ground that action has been taken against the complainant by his employer for the purpose of compelling him to be or become a member of any trade union or of a particular trade union or of one of a number of particular trade unions, and

(b)either the employer or the complainant claims in proceedings before the tribunal that the employer was induced to take the action by pressure which a trade union or other person exercised on the employer by calling, organising, procuring or financing a strike or other industrial action, or by threatening to do so, the employer or the complainant may request the tribunal to direct that the person who he claims exercised the pressure be joined as a party to the proceedings.

(2) A request under paragraph (1) shall be granted if it is made before the hearing of the complaint begins, but may be refused if it is made after that time; and no such request may be made after the tribunal has made a declaration under Article 34(3).

(3) Where a person has been joined as a party to proceedings before an industrial tribunal by virtue of paragraph (1), and the tribunal—

(a)makes an award of compensation, but

(b)finds that the claim mentioned in paragraph (1) is well-founded, the award may be made against that person instead of against the employer, or partly against that person and partly against the employer, as the tribunal may consider just and equitable in the circumstances..

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