Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities – New Acas Code of Practice comes into effectFriday, January 15th, 2010
This revised Code of Practice came into effect from 1 January 2010. It has been revised, after consultation, to reflect the changing nature of the British workplace and the effect this has had on time off arrangements for trade union representatives.
The law requires time off with pay for
- union representatives to perform trade union duties, including accompanying workers at disciplinary and grievance hearings, and
- union representatives and Union Learning Representatives to attend relevant training.
The Code provides detailed guidance on how such payments must be calculated. However, there is no statutory requirement for time off for union activities to be with pay.
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