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Trade Union Act 2016 comes into force 1 March 2017

The main provisions coming into force on the 1 March 2017 are:

1. 50% turnout requirement for all ballots

2. the requirement that 40% of those entitled to vote support industrial action in important public service ballots

3. new rules governing the information that must be included on the ballot paper

4. restrictions on ‘check-off’ arrangements, requiring unions to make a reasonable contribution to the cost of administration.

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