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Explanatory Memorandum to Employment Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

 Postal votes for workers absent from ballot at workplace

Paragraph 8 amends paragraphs 25 and 117 of Schedule 1A. Paragraph 25 applies where the IC arranges to hold a ballot on union recognition and provides that the ballot must be conducted, depending on the IC preference, at a workplace, by post or by a combination of these methods. Paragraph 117 mirrors these provisions in the case of ballots on derecognition. Paragraph 8 amends the provisions of these paragraphs to allow workers who are allotted a vote at the workplace to vote by post if they are unable for reasons specific to them to attend their workplace on the day of the ballot.

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