Employment Time Off Rights – New Acas guide on time off for employee representativesWednesday, August 19th, 2009
To complement its new statutory Code of Practice on time off for trade union duties and activities, which comes into force from 1 October 2009, the Acas Council has agreed two new guides providing further information on the subject of time off for employee representatives.
The first of the guides deals with managing time off for union representatives, the second with time off for non-union representatives.
There are nine areas of legislation where employee representatives have statutory rights to paid time off to perform their duties and in some cases to receive training, and be provided with facilities. All of those in the following list may be union representatives, although the first two categories fall within the new statutory Code of Practice. The final seven categories may be union or non-union representatives and the two new Acas guides apply to these.
- union representatives
- union learning representatives
- representatives of employee safety
- information and consultation representatives
- employee members of European consultative bodies
- pension representatives
- TUPE representatives
- employee representatives for collective redundancies
- workforce agreement representatives.
Code of Practice – Time off for trade union duties and activities
Trade union representation in the workplace: a guide to managing time off, training and facilities
Non-union representation in the workplace: a guide to managing time off, training and facilities
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