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

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Restriction on use of funds for political objects

45.  (1)   The funds of a trade union shall not be applied in the furtherance of the political objects to which this Part applies unless—

(a) there is in force in accordance with this Part a resolution

(a)“political resolution”) approving the furtherance of those objects as an object of the union (see Articles 47 to 56), and

(b) there are in force rules of the union as to—

(i)the making of payments in furtherance of those objects out of a separate fund, and

(ii)the making of contributions to that fund by members,

which comply with this Part (see Articles 57 and 59) and have been approved by the Certification Officer.

(2) This applies whether the funds are so applied directly, or in conjunction with another trade union, association or body, or otherwise indirectly.

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