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The Wages (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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Crown employment

11.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), this part shall apply to Crown employment.

(2) In this Article “Crown employment” means employment under or for the purposes of a Northern Ireland department or a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.

(3) This part does not apply to service as a member of the naval, military or air forces of the Crown, but does apply to employment by any association established for the purposes of part VI of the Reserve Forces Act[1980 c. 9] 1980.

(4) For the purposes of the application of this part to Crown employment in accordance with paragraph (1)—

(a)any reference to a worker shall be construed as a reference to a person in Crown employment;

(b)any reference to a worker’s contract shall be construed as a reference to the terms of employment of a person in Crown employment;

(c)any reference to the termination of a worker’s contract shall be construed as a reference to the termination of his Crown employment; and

(d)any reference to redundancy shall be construed as a reference to the existence of such circumstances as, in accordance with any arrangements for the time being in force as mentioned in section 48(3) of the Contracts of Employment and Redundancy Payments Act (Northern Ireland)[1965 c. 19 (N.I.)] 1965 (payments equivalent to redundancy payments in respect of civil servants etc.), are treated as equivalent to redundancy in relation to Crown employment.

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