Trade Unions

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many trade union recognition deals there have been in each of the last 20 years.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment Relations & Postal Services)

There are no official statistics on the number of trade union recognition deals reached in any year. However, in each year since the statutory recognition procedure came into force on 6 June 2000, the Central Arbitration Committee has awarded recognition in the following number of cases:

The number of trade union recognition awards by the CAC by year (1 April -31 March)
Trade Union Recognition Awards
June 2000-01 7
2001-02 27
2002-03 24
2003-04 31
2004-05 27
2005-06 26

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