Updated: Trade Union Act came into force today March 1 2017
The government has introduced reforms to modernise trade union law. Reforms introduced by the Trade Union Act:
- ensure that strike action only ever takes place on the basis of clear and representative mandates, through new thresholds that strike ballots must meet
- improve transparency and oversight of trade unions
- require reasonable notice of strike action, and give employers greater chance to prepare for industrial action and put in place contingency plans.