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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1987.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department may by order appoint.

(3) An order under paragraph (2) may contain such transitional and supplemental provisions as appear to the Head of the Department to be necessary or expedient.

(4) Without prejudice to paragraph (3)—

(a)an order under paragraph (2) bringing Article 5 into operation may provide that, for such period as may be specified in the order, Article 22A of the No. 1 Order (as substituted by Article 5) shall have effect as if Article 22A(3)(c) applied only to a union membership agreement taking effect in relation to the employees in question after 3rd May 1982; and

(b)an order under paragraph (2) bringing Article 11 into operation may make corresponding provision in respect of Article 33(6) of the No. 2 Order (as substituted by Article 11).

(5) This Order shall be construed as one with the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Orders 1976 to 1982 and those Orders and this Order may be cited together as the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Orders 1976 to 1987.

Interpretation

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland)[1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of Article 1(5), the provisions of Articles 2(2) to (9) and 3 of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order[1976 NI 16] 1976 and of Article 2(2) of the Industrial Relations (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order[1976 NI 28] 1976, in so far as those provisions relate to the definition or interpretation of words or expressions used in those Orders and in this Order, shall apply for the purposes of this Order as they apply for the purposes of those Orders.

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