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Union membership: rights of members and non-members

Employment law gives employees basic protections against being penalised for being, or not being, members of a trade union.

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Union membership: rights of members and non-members

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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