HC Deb 05 August 1975 vol 897 cc380-1
Mr. John Fraser

I beg to move Amendment No. 181, in page 75, line 6, leave out 'A' and insert 'An appropriate'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this it is convenient to take Amendment No. 182, in page 75, line 6, after 'union', insert: 'which is recognised by the employer as representing employees of the class whom he has dismissed as redundant or proposes to dismiss as redundant'. and Government Amendment No. 183.

Mr. Fraser

The purpose of these amendments is to make it clear beyond all question that only a trade union recognised by the employer for the description of employees concerned in the redundancy is entitled to bring a claim before an industrial tribunal for failure to consult. I believe I am right in saying that this means the same as Opposition Amendment No. 182.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 183, in page 76, line 9, at end insert: ' (7) "Appropriate trade union", in relation of an employee of any description, means an independent trade union recognised by his employer in respect of that description of employee '.—[Mr. John Fraser.]

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