Employment Act 1980
|Long title||An Act to provide for payments out of public funds towards trade unions’ expenditure in respect of ballots, for the use of employers’ premises in connection with ballots, and for the issue by the Secretary of State of Codes of Practice for the improvement of industrial relations; to make provision in respect of exclusion or expulsion from trade unions and otherwise to amend the law relating to workers, employers, trade unions and employers’ associations; to repeal section 1A of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974; and for connected purposes.|
|Citation||1980 c 42|
|Territorial extent||Paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 extended to Northern Ireland, but otherwise the Act did not extend there.|
|Royal assent||1 August 1980|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Revised text of statute as amended|
It restricted the definition of lawful picketing and introduced ballots on the existence of the closed shop where it operated, needing 80% support of the workers to be maintained.