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The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1995


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Complaint of infringement of right

33.—(1) An individual who claims that he has been unjustifiably disciplined by a trade union may present a complaint against the union to an industrial tribunal.

(2) The tribunal shall not entertain such a complaint unless it is presented—

(a)before the end of the period of three months beginning with the date of the making of the determination claimed to infringe the right, or

(b)where the tribunal is satisfied—

(i)that it was not reasonably practicable for the complaint to be presented before the end of that period, or

(ii)that any delay in making the complaint is wholly or partly attributable to a reasonable attempt to appeal against the determination or to have it reconsidered or reviewed, within such further period as the tribunal considers reasonable.

(3) Where the tribunal finds the complaint well-founded, it shall make a declaration to that effect.

(4) Where a complaint relating to an expulsion which is presented under this Article is declared to be well-founded, no complaint in respect of the expulsion shall be presented or proceeded with under Article 38 (right not to be expelled from trade union).

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