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Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974 (repealed 16.10.1992)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Repeal of Industrial Relations Act 1971

    1. 1. Repeal of Industrial Relations Act 1971 and re-enactment of certain provisions.

    2. 1A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3. Status and regulation of trade unions and employers’ associations

    1. 2. Status of trade unions.

    2. 3. Status of employers’associations.

    3. 4. Supplementary provisions about property of trade unions and unincorporated employers’ associations.

    4. 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. 7. Right to terminate membership of trade union.

    7. 8. Lists of trade unions and employers’ associations.

    8. 9. Application of existing Acts referring to registered trade unions, employers’ associations, etc.

    9. 10. Duty to keep accounting records.

    10. 11. Duties as to annual returns, auditors and members’ superannuation schemes.

    11. 12. Offences.

  4. Restrictions on legal liability and legal proceedings

    1. 13. Acts in contemplation or furtherance of trade disputes.

    2. 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 15. Peaceful picketing.

    4. 16. No compulsion to work.

    5. 17. Restriction on grant of ex parte injunctions and interdicts.

  5. Collective Agreements

    1. 18. Enforceability of collective agreements.

  6. Miscellaneous

    1. 19. Transitional provisions for trade unions and employers’ associations ceasing to be incorporated.

    2. 20—24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 25. Miscellaneous amendments, and transitional provisions and repeals.

  7. Supplementary

    1. 26. Regulations and orders.

    2. 27. Expenses.

    3. 28. Meaning of trade union and employers’ association.

    4. 29. Meaning of trade dispute.

    5. 30. General provisions as to interpretation.

    6. 31. Short title, commencement and extent.

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Re-Enacted Provisions of Industrial Relations Act 1971

      1. NOTE: The cross heading in square brackets at the beginning...

      2. Part I

        1. 1—3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. Part II

        1. 4—15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. Part III

        1. 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 17.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 20—25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. Part IV Conciliation Officers, and Miscellaneous and Supplementary Provisions

        1. 26, 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. Nominations by members of trade unions

        6. [Section 155]

          1. 31.(1) Regulations may make provision— (a) for enabling members of...

        7. Restrictions on contracting out

        8. [Section 161]

          1. 32.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

        9. Employment under the Crown

        10. [Section 162]

          1. 33.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, the...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Administrative Provisions Relating to Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations

      1. Part I Annual Returns, and Qualifications, Appointment and Removal, and Functions, or Auditors

        1. Annual returns

          1. 1.(1) Subject to paragraph 5 below, the annual return of...

          2. 2.Every annual return shall contain— (a) revenue accounts indicating the...

          3. 3.Every revenue account, every balance sheet and every other account...

          4. 4.Every return, in addition to containing the accounts mentioned in...

          5. 5.The Certification Officer, if in any particular case he considers...

        2. Qualifications of auditors

          1. 6.Subject to paragraphs 7 to 9 below, a person shall...

          2. 7.Notwithstanding anything in paragraph 6 above, a Scottish firm may...

          3. 8.A person who is not qualified under paragraph 6 above...

          4. 9.(1) Two or more persons who are not qualified under...

          5. 10.(1) None of the following persons shall act as auditor...

        3. Appointment and removal of auditors

          1. 11.The rules of every trade union and every employers’ association...

          2. 12.Notwithstanding anything in the rules of a trade union or...

          3. 13.(1) Notwithstanding anything in the rules of a trade union...

          4. 14.Regulations may make provision as to the procedure to be...

          5. 15.(1) Where any regulations made under paragraph 14 above require...

        4. Auditor’s right of access to books and information and right to be heard at meetings

          1. 16.Every auditor of a trade union or an employers’ association—...

          2. 17.Every auditor of a trade union or an employers’ association...

        5. Auditors’ reports

          1. 18.The auditor or auditors of a trade union or an...

          2. 19.The report shall state whether, in the opinion of the...

          3. 20.It shall be the duty of the auditor or auditors,...

          4. 21.If an auditor fails to obtain all the information and...

          5. 22.In this Part of this Schedule “accounting period”, in relation...

      2. Part II Members’ Superannuation Schemes

        1. Examination of superannuation schemes

          1. 23.Subject to paragraphs 29 to 31 below, every trade union...

          2. 24.Where a members’ superannuation scheme to which paragraph 23 above...

          3. 25.The report made by the actuary on the results of...

          4. 26.A copy of any report made by an actuary under...

          5. 27.Subject to paragraphs 30 and 31 below, no trade union...

          6. 28.A copy of any report made to a trade union...

          7. 29.Where on the application of a trade union or employers’...

          8. 30.The Certification Officer, on the application of a trade union...

          9. 31.The Certification Officer may at any time revoke any exemption...

        2. Periodical re-examination of schemes

          1. 32.(1) Subject to paragraph 33A below where a trade union...

          2. 33.The provisions of paragraphs 24 to 26 and paragraph 28...

          3. 33A.The Certification Officer, on the application of a trade union...

          4. 33B.The Certification Officer may at any time revoke any exemption...

        3. Separate fund for members’s superannuation scheme

          1. 34.After the commencement of this Part of this Schedule no...

          2. 35.After the end of the period of five years beginning...

        4. Interpretation of Part II

          1. 36.In this Part of this Schedule— (a) “members’ superannuation scheme”...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Miscellaneous Amendments

      1. The Conspiracy, and Protection of Property Act 1875 (c. 86)

        1. 1.In section 3 of the Conspiracy, and Protection of Property...

      2. The Trade Union Act 1913 (2 & 3 Geo. 5. c. 30)

        1. 2.(1) The Trade Union Act 1913 shall be amended in...

        2. 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. The Industrial Assurance and Friendly Societies Act 1948 (c.39)

        1. 5.(1) The Industrial Assurance and Friendly Societies Act 1948 shall...

        2. 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. The Insurance Companies Act 1958 (c. 72)

        1. 7.In section 1 of the Insurance Companies Act 1958, after...

        2. 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. The Trade Union (Amalgamations, etc.) Act 1964 (c. 24)

        1. 10.(1) The Trade Union (Amalgamations, etc.) Act 1964 shall be...

      6. The Trade Union (Amalgamations etc.) Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 (c. 2) (N.I.)

        1. 11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. The Companies Act 1967 (c. 81)

        1. 12.In section 60(1) of the Companies Act 1967 for the...

        2. 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      8. The Merchant Shipping Act 1970 (c. 36)

        1. 14.In section 42 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1970, ....

        2. 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Transitional Provisions

      1. 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 2.Subject to any provision to the contrary contained in section...

      3. 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 5.Schedule 2 to this Act shall apply to a trade...

      6. 6.(1) In so far as anything done or treated as...

      7. 7.Any enactment or document which refers, whether specifically or by...

      8. 8.Nothing in this Schedule shall be construed as prejudicing sections...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Enactments Repealed

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