Select Committee on Delegated Powers and Deregulation Thirteenth Report


ANNEX 2

FORM OF NOTICE TO BE GIVEN UNDER ARTICLE 3(2)

DEDUCTION OF TRADE UNION SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM PAY

Following the coming into force of the Deregulation (Deduction from Pay of Union Subscriptions) Order 1998 you no longer need to re-authorise payments of trade union subscriptions by "check off" (deduction from pay by your employer) every three years and your employer need not give you advance written notice of any increase in the rate of deductions. The law continues to require your written authorisation before check off can start, and you continue to have the right to stop paying by check off at any time, by giving notice in writing to your employer.

This notice affects you if you pay your union subscriptions by check off and you gave your current authorisation before [date of coming into force of 1998 Order ].

If you are content for the new arrangements to apply for you, you need do nothing.

If, however, you wish the previous arrangements to continue to apply to you, you must complete the form below and return it to [name and address of employer] within 14 days of receiving this notice.

If you do so, your current authorisation will expire three years after you gave it. Any subsequent authorisation will be subject to the new arrangements.

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Name...............................................

In accordance with the Deregulation (Deduction from Pay of Union Subscriptions) Order 1998, I give notice that my authorisation of the deduction of trade union subscriptions from my wages is to continue to be treated as ceasing to have effect three years after it was given and as authorising increases in the amount deducted only where my employer has given me prior written notice as required by section 68

of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (as substituted by section 15 of the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993).

Signature...........................................

Date..................................................



 
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