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Code of Practice (Redundancy Consultation and Procedures) (Appointed Day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 287

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Code of Practice (Redundancy Consultation and Procedures) (Appointed Day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made

14th August 1998

Coming into operation

14th August 1998

The Department of Economic Development, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 90(7), (9), (17) and 107(3) of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and interpretation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Code of Practice (Redundancy Consultation and Procedures) (Appointed Day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998.

Code of Practice

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Department of Economic Development hereby appoints 1st October 1998 as the day on which the Code of Practice on Redundancy Consultation and Procedures issued by the Agency on 9th September 1998 under Article 90(7) and (9) of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 shall have effect.

(2) The Code referred to in paragraph (1) shall not have effect in relation to any proceedings which were before an industrial tribunal or the industrial court immediately before 1st October 1998.

Transitional provision

3.—(1) The Code which came into effect on 10th May 1993 by virtue of the Code of Practice (Redundancy Consultation and Procedures) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993(2) shall only have effect in relation to any proceedings which were before an industrial tribunal or the Industrial Court before 1st October 1998.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Economic Development on

L.S.

Suzanne Cooper

Assistant Secretary

14th August 1998.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order appoints 1st October 1998 as the date upon which the Code of Practice on Redundancy Consultation and Procedures (“the Code”) issued by the Labour Relations Agency under Article 90 of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 shall come into effect.

Under paragraph (16) of Article 90 of that Order the Code can be admitted in evidence in any proceedings before an industrial tribunal or the Industrial Court and if any provision of it appears to the tribunal or Court to be relevant to any question arising in the proceedings it shall be taken into account in determining the question.

The Code is a revision of the Code of Practice on Redundancy Consultation and Procedure issued by the Agency on 5th April 1993 and having effect by virtue of the Code of Practice (Redundancy Consultation and Procedures) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993. That Code of Practice continues to have effect in relation to proceedings before an industrial tribunal or the Industrial Court immediately before 1st October 1998.

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