Employment Relations Act 2004

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The Employment Relations Act 2004[1]
Long title An Act to amend the law relating to the recognition of trade unions and the taking of industrial action; to make provision about means of voting in ballots under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; to amend provisions of that Act relating to rights of members and non-members of trade unions and to make other provision about rights of trade union members, employees and workers; to make further provision concerning the enforcement of legislation relating to minimum wages; to make further provision about proceedings before and appeals from the Certification Officer; to make further provision about the amalgamation of trade unions; to make provision facilitating the administration of trade unions and the carrying out by them of their functions; and for connected purposes.
Citation 2004 c 24
Territorial extent England and Wales and Scotland, except that sections 43 and 58 extend only to Northern Ireland and any amendment by this Act of an enactment (including an enactment contained in Northern Ireland legislation) has the same extent as the enactment amended.[2]
Royal assent 16 September 2004
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Employment Relations Act 2004 (c 24) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Section 59 - Citation, commencement and extent[edit]

The following orders have been made under this section:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 59(1) of this Act.
  2. ^ The Employment Relations Act 2004, sections 59(5) to (7)

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