The Trade Union (Wales) Bill received Royal Assent on 07 September 2017. The Act amends specific provisions within the UK Trade Union Act 2016 that apply to “devolved Welsh authorities”.
The provisions being dis-applied are:
- Publication requirements in relation to facility time;
- Restrictions on deduction of trade union subscription fees from employee wages in the public sector; and
- Specific ballot threshold requirements on trade unions before industrial action.
Trade Union (Wales) Act 2017 – Act Summary (PDF, 446KB)
Article written by Osian Bowyer, National Assembly for Wales Research Service