Guide to legal rights for ULR’s


The Law is mainly set out under sections 168-170 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. (“The Act”)

The right to time off for Union Learning Representatives (“ULR”) was introduced by Section 43 of the Employment Act 2002.

There is also an ACAS Code of Practice 3, Time off for Trade Union Duties and Activities (“The Code”) which provides guidance on the law as well as commenting on good practice.



Definition of a Union Learning Representative (ULR)


The function of a ULR


The scope of a ULR


Legal Rights for a ULR


Rights to reasonable time off


Rights to pay for time off


What happens in successful cases

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