Union membership: rights of members and non-members
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Part of:
- Trade unions: guidance and codes of practice and Labour market reform
- 8 May 2006
Employment law gives employees basic protections against being penalised for being, or not being, members of a trade union.
Ref: BIS/06/558 PDF, 166KB, 41 pages
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Employees and other categories of worker have certain basic protections against being penalised for being, or not being, members of a trade union.
This guide explains these protections and what an individual can do if their rights are infringed. It also describes related provisions which prohibit requirements about union membership or union recognition from being included in commercial contracts.
Published: 8 May 2006