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Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974

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20Power to alter certain rules of trade unions restricting the application of funds

(1)Where during the period commencing with 1st December 1970 and ending with the passing of this Act a trade union has—

(a)made or amended any rule of the union so as to preclude any particular fund belonging to or held in trust for the union from being used for financing strikes or other industrial action; and

(b)has declared in its rules that the rule or the rule as so amended shall be incapable of revocation or alteration ;

then, notwithstanding the declaration, the rule so made or amended may, subject to subsection (2) below, be revoked or amended.

(2)No rule of a trade union shall be revoked or amended by virtue of subsection (1) above after the expiration of the period of four years beginning with the date of the passing of this Act; and nothing in that subsection shall be taken to authorise the amendment or revocation of a rule of a trade union otherwise than in accordance with the procedural rules of that union.

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