Trade Union Act 1984

Trade Union Act 1984

a UK statute regulating activities of TRADE UNIONS. Under the Act, unions are required to elect, by secret ballot, voting members of their ruling executive committee at least every five years. The Act makes unions liable to civil action by employers where a STRIKE is authorized without a secret ballot of the members concerned. See EMPLOYMENT ACT 1980, EMPLOYMENT ACT 1982, EMPLOYMENT ACT 1988, EMPLOYMENT ACT 1990.
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In a series of Acts - Employment Act 1980, Employment Act 1982, Trade Union Act 1984, Employment Act 1988, Employment Act 1990, and Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 - the Conservative governments of the period restricted what unions could do and imposed conditions on how unions organize (Smith and Morton, 1993).
The Trade Union Act 1984 was mainly concerned with the use of ballots in union decision-making.

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