chapter  5
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ADMISSION, DISCIPLINE AND EXPULSION II

STATUTORY CONTROL

Until the passage of the Industrial Relations Act 1971, there was little statutory regulation limiting a union’s power to admit, discipline or expel a member. The Trade Union Act 1913 enforced a requirement that a union could not refuse to admit or discipline an individual solely on the grounds that they refused to contribute to the political fund. Other than this very limited provision, control was based solely on judicial construction of the rule book and on doctrines of public policy considered in Chapter 4.