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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Register of members' names and addresses

51.—(1) It shall be the duty of every trade union—

(a)to compile, by the day appointed for the coming into operation of Article 47, and thereafter maintain a register of the names and proper addresses of its members; and

(b)to secure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the entries in the register are accurate and are kept up-to-date.

(2) The register may be kept by means of a computer.

(3) It shall be the duty of every trade union—

(a)free of charge and at any reasonable time, to allow a member of the union who gives the union reasonable notice of his intention to do so to ascertain from the register whether there is an entry on the register relating to that member; and

(b)if requested to do so by any member of the union, to supply that member, as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving the request and either free of charge or on payment of a reasonable fee, with a copy of any such entry.

(4) Any duty falling upon a branch under this Article by reason of its being a trade union shall be treated as having been discharged to the extent to which the union of which it is a branch has discharged that duty instead of the branch.

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