Trade Union (Wales) Act 2017

Document Number:2017 anaw 4
 
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An Act of the National Assembly for Wales to make provision about industrial action and trade union activity in relation to the operations of, and services provided by, devolved public authorities.

Having been passed by the National Assembly for Wales and having received the assent of Her Majesty, it is enacted as follows:

1 Amendments to the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

(1) The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (c.52) (as amended by the Trade Union Act 2016 (c.15)) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 116 B (restriction on deduction of union subscriptions from wages in public sector) , after subsection (3) insert—

“(3 A) But regulations under subsection (3) may not specify—

(a) a devolved Welsh authority, or

(b) a description of public authority that applies to a devolved Welsh authority.”.

(3) In section 172 A (publication requirements in relation to facility time) , after subsection (2) insert—

“(2 A) But regulations under subsection (1) may not specify—

(a) a devolved Welsh authority, or

(b) a description of public authority that applies to a devolved Welsh authority.”.

(4) In section 226 (requirement of ballot before action by trade union) , after subsection (2 E) insert—

“(2 EA) But regulations under subsection (2 D) may not specify services provided by a devolved Welsh authority.”

(5) After section 297 A insert—

“297 BDevolved Welsh authorities

For the purposes of this Act a “devolved Welsh authority” has the same meaning as in section 157 A of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c.32).”

(6) In section 299 (index of defined expressions) add “devolved Welsh authority” and (in the corresponding column) “section 297 B”.

2 Prohibition on using temporary workers to cover industrial action

(1) A devolved Welsh authority may not hire a worker supplied by a person carrying on an employment business to perform—

(a) duties normally performed by a...

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