Employment Act 1990

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The Employment Act 1990 is a piece of industrial relations legislation of the United Kingdom.

The Act banned closed shop arrangements, which had already been restricted by the Employment Act 1982 to circumstances where a large supermajority (80 or 85%) of workers were happy with them (such an impractical requirement that in effect, closed shops were already close to being banned). It also banned secondary action in industrial disputes, again building on restrictions on this form of picketing introduced by the Employment Act 1980.