Trade union recognition

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Downloadable and customisable documents relating to trade union recognition. For more information see the employment law pages.
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Contract clauses

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Contract clause on the trade union recognition agreement

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If a collective agreement exists between the company and a recognised trade union this clause confirms the terms of employment it covers, eg pay, hours of work, holidays, disciplinary and grievance procedure. If no agreement exists the employee is made aware of this fact.
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Recognition agreement

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This recognition agreement between the employer and a trade union states what issues the collective bargaining will cover and the process for collective bargaining.

Letters

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Letter for starting the process of derecognition

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The purpose of this letter is to gain agreement from the trade union to the organisation's application for derecognition.
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Letter upon agreeing bargaining unit

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The purpose of this letter is to confirm with the trade union the agreements that have been reached regarding the bargaining unit.
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Letter upon receiving a request for the disclosure of information

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The purpose of this letter is to respond to a request from a trade union representative for the disclosure of certain information.
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Letter upon receiving an application for recognition

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The purpose of this letter is to respond to an application for recognition by a trade union.
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Letter when the bargaining unit has not been agreed

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This letter informs the trade union that the Central Arbitration Committee has been contacted for assistance in defining the bargaining unit.