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COMMISSIONER FOR THE RIGHTS OF TRADE UNION MEMBERS (CROTUM)

UNITED KINGDOM
COMMISSIONER FOR THE RIGHTS OF TRADE UNION MEMBERS (CROTUM)

An office established by the EA 1988 to assist trade union members in taking certain specified types of legal action against their trade unions (not against employers). Examples of such actions included those designed to stop a union from organising industrial action in the absence of a proper secret ballot ; to allow a member to inspect the accounting records of the union; and to prevent the unlawful use of union funds.

The setting-up of this office reflects the government's view that trade union members were unwilling to make use of the rights given them in the Trade Union Act 1984 . The office is publicly funded and the Commissioner is appointed by the Secretary of State for Employment. It is now governed by TULRCA . See also Commissioner for Protection Against Unlawful Industrial Action .



Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries were compiled between 1991 and 2003 and are not updated. For current material see the European industrial relations dictionary.

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