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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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The Contracts of Employment and Redundancy Payments Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 (c. 19 (N.I.))

For section 6 substitute—

6.    Excluded categories of employees.

Sections 1 and 2 do not apply—

(a)in relation to employment during any period when the employee is engaged in work wholly or mainly outside Northern Ireland unless—

(i)the employee ordinarily works in Northern Ireland and the work outside Northern Ireland is for the same employer; or

(ii)the law which governs his contract of employment is the law of Northern Ireland;

(b)to a person employed as a seaman in a ship registered in the United Kingdom under a crew agreement the provisions and form of which are of a kind approved by the Secretary of State..

In section 58A(b) for “4(9) to (11A), 6(1)” substitute “6”.

In section 63(1) in the definition of “the Ministry” for the words “has the meaning assigned to it by section 4(12)” substitute “means the Department of Economic Development”.

In Schedule 1 in paragraph 5(1)(d) for “confinement” substitute “childbirth”.

In Schedule 1 for paragraph 5A substitute—

5A.  If an employee returns to work in accordance with Article 20 of the No. 2 Order or in pursuance of an offer made in the circumstances described in Article 31(2) of that Order after a period of absence from work wholly or partly occasioned by pregnancy or childbirth, every week during that period shall count in computing a period of employment, notwithstanding that it does not fall under paragraph 3, 4 or 4A..

In Schedule 2 in paragraph 2(1) after head (b) insert—

(b)the employee is absent from work wholly or partly because of pregnancy or childbirth; or.

In Schedule 2 in paragraph 2(1) after “heads (a), (b)” insert “, (b)”.

In Schedule 2 in paragraphs 2(2) and 3(3) after “statutory sick pay” insert “maternity pay, statutory maternity pay,”.

In Schedule 2 in paragraph 3(3) after head (a) insert—

(aa)in respect of any period during which the employee is absent from work wholly or partly because of pregnancy or childbirth; or.

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