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Trade Union Recognition

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the circumstances that must be shown to exist in each survey of workers' attitudes to union membership for the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service to recommend recognition by the company involved of a particular trade union.

The Employment Protection Act leaves matters of this kind to the discretion of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service to determine in the light of the particular circumstances of each individual case. The service has described its general approach to such matters in its annual report for 1977, which was laid before the House on 12th April.