Consultative Ballots by Trade UnionsPosted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 1 November 2019 Issues covered:
In relation to industrial relations queries, do you know if trade unions are entitled to hold consultative votes regarding any changes, to terms and conditions presumably, or can employers insist that unions undertake binding votes on any proposals put to their members?
Seamus: Well, the idea behind the consultative vote is that when . . . Essentially the short answer to the question is yes, I don't see any difficulty with the trade union working through consultative votes rather than having to undertake a secret ballot and things like that. It would be common practice for a trade union, if they're representing and they're acting on behalf of a workforce, that they have certain
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