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Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974

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9(1)The Wages Councils Act 1959 shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this paragraph.

(2)The functions of commissions of inquiry under the Wages Councils Act 1959 transferred to the Commission on Industrial Relations by paragraph 40 of Schedule 3 to the 1971 Act shall become again functions of commissions of inquiry under die 1959 Act and accordingly any reference in sections 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 9 of, and Schedule 1 to, that Act which, by virtue of the 1971 Act, became a reference to the Commission shall become again a reference to a commission of inquiry under the said Act of 1959.

(3)In section 5, at the end of subsection (1) there shall be re-inserted the words— or

(c)by any organisation of workers which represents a substantial proportion of the workers with respect to whom that wages council operates

and in subsection (2) for the words from " the council" to the end of the subsection there shall continue to be substituted the words

the existence of a wages council is no longer necessary for the purpose of maintaining a reasonable standard of remuneration for the workers with respect to whom that wages council operates;

(4)Section 9(1) and Schedule 4 (which were repealed by the 1971 Act) are hereby revived.

(5)In section 22(3), for the words "any report" substituted by Schedule 8 to the 1971 Act there shall continue to be substituted the words

the report.

(6)In section 23 the words " a commission of inquiry " repealed by the 1971 Act are hereby revived.

(7)In section 24, there are hereby revived the definitions of " wages council " and " commission of inquiry " for which a definition of " wages council" was substituted by Schedule 8 (to the 1971 Act.

(8)In Schedule 1, after paragraph 2 there shall be reinserted the following paragraph:—

2AIn relation to the making of an order under section 4 of this Act in pursuance of an application made in accordance with section 5(1)(c) of this Act, paragraph 2 of this Schedule shall have effect as if, before the words ' shall publish', there were inserted the words ' after consultation with the wages council concerned and with all such organisations of employers as in his opinion represent a substantial proportion of employers with respect to whom the wages council operates '.

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