Trade Unions

A Trade Union is defined as, “An organisation (whether temporary or permanent), which consists wholly or mainly of workers…..and whose principal purpose include the regulation of the relations between workers…and employer or employers associations” (The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992).  An Independent Trade Union is one which is not under the control of an employer or liable to interference by an employer.  

Employers Trade unions

Employees Trade Unions

  • Representation at Work
  • Telephone Enquiry Point

    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.

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