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Trade Union Act 2016

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Compliance with political ballot rules

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5(1)Section 79 of the 1992 Act (remedy for failure to comply with ballot rules: general) is amended as follows.

(2)For subsection (1) substitute—

(1)A person alleging that a trade union—

(a)has held a ballot on a political resolution otherwise than in accordance with political ballot rules approved by the Certification Officer, or

(b)has failed in relation to a proposed ballot on a political resolution to comply with political ballot rules so approved,

may apply for a declaration under section 80 (by the Certification Officer) or section 81 (by the court); but the Certification Officer may also exercise the powers under section 80 where no application is made.

(3)In subsection (2), for “those sections” substitute “section 80 or 81”.

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