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(1)Except so far as the Authority are satisfied that adequate machinery exists for achieving the purposes of this section, it shall be the duty of the Authority to seek consultation with any organisation appearing to them to be appropriate with a view to the conclusion between the Authority and that organisation of such agreements as appear to the parties to be desirable with respect to the establishment and maintenance of machinery for—
(a)the settlement by negotiation of terms and conditions of employment of persons employed by the Authority with provision for reference to arbitration in default of such settlement of such cases as may be determined by or under the agreements; and
(b)the promotion and encouragement of measures affecting the safety, health and welfare of persons employed by the Authority and (so far as in the opinion of the Authority considerations of national security permit) the discussion of other matters of mutual interest to the Authority and such persons, including efficiency in the Authority’s work.
(2)The Authority shall send to the Lord President of the Council and the Minister of Labour and National Service copies of any such agreement as aforesaid and of any instrument varying the terms of any such agreement.
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