Trade Union Recognition (Method of Collective Bargaining) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001

This Order specifies the method by which collective bargaining might be carried out.  This method is required to be taken into account by the Industrial Court when, following an application for recognition, it specifies a method by which the union and employer concerned are to conduct collective bargaining.

Regardless of whether recognition of the union has been agreed voluntarily or whether the Court has determined that recognition should take place, if the employer and union cannot agree or follow through a method of collective bargaining between themselves, either may seek the assistance of the Court.