- Voting paper does not need to identify specific dates of industrial action (Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd v British Airline Pilots Association)
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Employment analysis: Section 229(2D) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, which was introduced with effect from 1 March 2017 by the Trade Union Act 2016, only imposes a requirement on a trade union, when conducting a ballot, to indicate on the voting paper the period or periods within which the industrial action is expected to take place. It does not require the trade union to identify the specific individual dates on which industrial action is to be taken, according to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court.
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