No. 78 The Trade Union Ballots and Elections (Independent Scrutineer Qualifications) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010
These Rules revoke the previous provisions from 1992 and the subsequent amendments in 2003.These Rules amend provisions of the 1995 Trade Union and Labour Relations (NI) Order regarding certain trade union related ballots being supervised (as arranged by the trade union) by a qualified independent person (Scrutineer).
The type of ballots covered include, things such as trade union mergers, industrial action and the maintenance of a political fund. The Rules provide for the conditions required for the scrutineer to be appointed and also specifies certain bodies by name as being qualified (see 6 names in Article 7). The Rules come into effect on 6/4/10.