In 2016 the Great Britain Trade Union Act was enacted and has been rolled out during 2017 and 2018. The Act does not apply in Northern Ireland and there is now a significant difference between the laws in the two jurisdictions especially in areas such as ballot thresholds for industrial action. This seminar will focus on the existing legal framework for trade unions in Northern Ireland and where key Great Britain differences exist and look at some significant case decisions in recent years.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this seminar participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of the legal framework underpinning the law on trade unions in Northern Ireland.
  • Gain a working insight into core difference between trade union law in Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
  • Be able to develop a working knowledge of the issues arising in case law regarding trade union related court decisions.
The seminar will last for 2.5 hours.

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