EXCLUSIVE! Legal rights delay for Union Learning Reps

Learning Representatives (ULRs) will have to wait at least another month before
gaining the same statutory and legal rights as other union officials in the

reps were due to be given more rights, such as paid time off,  on 6 April as part of the Employment Act but
the proposals have now been delayed.

TUC told PersonnelToday.com that a technical difficulty in drafting the
regulations had caused the problem, which could see the rights delayed until

DTI is currently correcting the draft which will now go before the House of
Commons on 2 April and the House of Lords on 9 April.

had criticised the Government for not issuing enough guidance on the new rules
and also fear ULR activity could clash with company training policies.

By Ross Wigham

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