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The Wages (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II PROTECTION OF WORKERS IN RELATION TO THE PAYMENT OF WAGES

    1. 3.General restrictions on deductions made, or payments received, by employers

    2. 4.Deductions from wages of workers in retail employment on account of cash shortages, etc.

    3. 5.Payments by workers in retail employment on account of cash shortages, etc.

    4. 6.Provisions supplementary to Articles 4 and 5

    5. 7.Complaints to industrial tribunals in respect of unauthorised deductions, etc.

    6. 8.Supplementary provisions relating to complaints

    7. 9.Meaning of “wages”

    8. 10.General interpretation of part II

    9. 11.Crown employment

    10. 12.Repeal of Truck Acts (Northern Ireland) 1831 to 1940, etc.

  4. PART III WAGES COUNCILS

    1. Scope of operation of wages councils

      1. 13.Continued existence of wages councils after repeal of Wages Councils (Northern Ireland) Order 1982

      2. 14.Abolition, or variation of scope of operation, of wages councils

    2. Wages orders

      1. 15.Wages orders

      2. 16.Application of wages orders to piece workers

      3. 17.Effect and enforcement of wages orders

      4. 18.Computation of remuneration

      5. 19.Apportionment of remuneration

    3. Enforcement

      1. 20.Obligation to keep records, etc.

      2. 21.Officers

      3. 22.Offences in connection with enforcement of part III

    4. Miscellaneous and supplemental

      1. 23.Application of part III to superior employers: liability of employers and others in respect of offences

      2. 24.Regulations and orders made by Department under part III

      3. 25.Interpretation of part III

  5. PART IV GENERAL

    1. 26.Excluded employments

    2. 27.Amendments, repeals, transitional provisions and savings

  6. Signature

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      STATUTORY PROVISIONS REPEALED BY ARTICLE 12

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CONSTITUTION, ETC. OF WAGES COUNCILS

      1. 1.A wages council shall consist of— (a) such numbers of...

      2. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (4) and (5), the persons appointed...

      3. 3.Of the independent persons appointed under paragraph 1(b) one shall...

      4. 4.The Department may appoint a secretary for a wages council...

      5. 5.The proceedings of a wages council shall not be invalidated...

      6. 6.(1) A wages council may delegate any of its functions,...

      7. 7.The Department may make regulations as to the meetings and...

      8. 8.(1) A member of a wages council shall hold and...

      9. 9.The Department may pay— (a) to the members of a...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      WAGES ORDERS: SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

      1. Preliminary inquiries and notices

        1. 1.(1) Before making an order under Article 15 a wages...

      2. Publication of notice of making of order

        1. 2.As soon as a wages council has made an order...

      3. Coming into operation of orders

        1. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), any such order shall come...

      4. Proof of orders

        1. 4.A document purporting to be a copy of an order...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. The Coal Mines Regulation Act 1908 (c. 57)

        1. 1.In section 2 (register of times of descent and ascent),...

        2. 2.In section 8 (application of Act, etc.), for subsection (1)...

      2. The Post Office Act 1969 (c. 48)

        1. 3.In section 81(1) for “the Wages Councils (Northern Ireland) Order...

      3. The Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 6 (N.I.))

        1. 4.In section 161(2) (application of that Act to certain statutory...

      4. The Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)

        1. 5.In part III of Schedule 1 (other disqualifying offices), for...

      5. The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 16)

        1. 6.In Article 62(1) (general provisions as to conciliation) after subparagraph...

      6. The Industrial Relations (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 28)

        1. 7.In Article 8(2) (exemption orders), for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

      7. The Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 6)

        1. 8.In part I of Schedule 1 (deductions under attachment of...

      8. The Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 26)

        1. 9.In Article 102(10) (deductions under attachment of earnings order) for...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REPEALS

      1. PART I REPEALS COMING INTO OPERATION TWO MONTHS AFTER MAKING

      2. PART II REPEALS COMING INTO FORCE ON A DAY APPOINTED UNDER ARTICLE 1(3)

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS

      1. Members and officers of wages councils

        1. 1.Any appointment of a member or officer of a wages...

      2. Enforcement officers appointed by Department

        1. 2.Any appointment of an officer made under Article 17 of...

      3. Wages orders in force on commencement date

        1. 3.(1) The following provisions of this paragraph shall apply to...

      4. Anticipatory exercise of powers relating to making of orders

        1. 4.Without prejudice to section 16 of the Interpretation Act (Northern...

      5. Failure to pay minimum remuneration occurring before the commencement date

        1. 5.(1) Where at any time during the period of two...

      6. General saving for accrued rights and related provisions of 1982 Order

        1. 6.(1) The repeal of the 1982 Order by this Order...

      7. Exemption orders

        1. 7.Paragraph 7 of Schedule 4 shall not affect the operation...

      8. References to trade boards

        1. 8.Any reference to a trade board in any statutory provision...

      9. Interpretation

        1. 9.In this Schedule— “the commencement date” means the date on...

  8. Explanatory Note

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