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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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5.—(1) In Article 24(1)(a) of the No. 1 Order (qualifying period for the right not to be unfairly dismissed) for the words “104 weeks” there shall be substituted “two years”.

(2) In Article 9(4) of the No. 2 Order (qualifying period if dismissal on medical grounds) for the words “104 weeks” and “4 weeks” there shall be substituted, respectively, “two years” and “one month”.

(3) In Article 34(3) of the No. 1 Order (calculation of basic award for unfair dismissal), in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) the words “which consists wholly of weeks” shall be omitted.

(4) Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) do not affect the operation of any order made before the coming into operation of this paragraph under Article 24(3) of the No. 1 Order.

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