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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Interpretation of Part X

81.—(1) In this Part—

  • “the amalgamating unions” and “the amalgamated union”, in relation to a proposed amalgamation, mean respectively the trade unions proposing to amalgamate and the trade union which is to result from the proposed amalgamation;

  • “Great Britain union” has the meaning assigned to it by paragraph (4);

  • “the transferor trade union” and “the transferee trade union”, in relation to a proposed transfer of engagements, mean respectively the trade union proposing to transfer its engagements and the trade union proposing to accept them.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), this Part applies only to a trade union which has its head or main office in Northern Ireland.

(3) This Part shall have effect in relation to amalgamations and transfers of engagements to which both a trade union having its head or main office in Northern Ireland and a Great Britain union are parties subject to the modifications specified in Schedule 3.

(4) In this Part “Great Britain union” means a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974(1), being either—

(a)a union whose name is for the time being entered in the list of trade unions under section 8 of that Act; or

(b)a union whose name is not so entered, but whose head or main office is situated in England, Wales or Scotland.

(5) This Part applies with the necessary modifications to an unincorporated employers' association as it applies to a trade union.

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