The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 places a general duty on employers to disclose, when requested, information to Trade Union Representatives that is necessary for the purposes of Collective Bargaining. The Trade Union must be recognised by the employer for collective bargaining purposes and the information is that which is in the possession of the employer, and is that without which a trade union representative would be impeded in the bargaining process.See:
The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.
The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.
While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.