Northern Ireland Office: Trade Unions

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the General Data Protection Regulation on the right of recognised unions to access bargaining information in his Department in relation to section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

Photo of Julian Smith Julian Smith The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Staff in my Department are employed under the terms and conditions of the Ministry of Justice.

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation has not affected the rights of unions in the Ministry of Justice in relation to bargaining information provided under section 181 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

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