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Time off: Relevance of agreed time off scheme

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    Ashley v Ministry of Defence [1984] IRLR 57 EAT (0 other reports)

In assessing the reasonableness of the amount of paid time off for trade union duties under s.27(2) of the EP(C)A, the terms of a collectively agreed time off scheme ought to be taken into account, suggests the EAT in Ashley v Ministry of Defence 2.11.83 EAT/133/83.

Negotiations relating to pay and conditions in Government industrial establishments are conducted at a Joint Coordinating Committee which comprises representatives of the management side and of recognised unions.