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An Act to consolidate the Factories Acts (Northern Ireland) 1938 to 1959, and certain other enactments relating to the safety, health and welfare of employed persons.
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(1) Where the Ministry is satisfied, on an application made to the Ministry in that behalf, that it is desirable in the public interest to do so for the purpose of maintaining or increasing the efficiency of industry, the Ministry may, after such consultations as the Ministry may think appropriate or as may be required under subsection (4), exempt the employment of persons (other than children) from, Paras. (a), (b) rep. by 1990 NI 2 the Hours of Employment (Conventions) Act 1936 [1936 c.22].
(2) An exemption under this section extending only to particular persons or a particular employment or to a class of persons or employment defined by reference to particular premises or to work supervised from particular premises, and any exemption under this section for a particular day or particular days only, shall be granted by order, to be known as a special exemption order, and any other exemption under this section shall be granted by special regulations, to be known as general exemption regulations.
(3) An exemption granted by a special exemption order shall not be for more than one year, without prejudice however to the granting of the like exemption for further periods by further special exemption orders.
(4) The Ministry shall not make general exemption regulations except—
(a) on the application of a joint industrial council, conciliation board or other similar body constituted by organisations which appear to the Ministry to be representative respectively of workers and employers concerned; or Para. (b)rep. by 1993 NI 11
(c) on the joint application of an organisation which appears to the Ministry to be representative of employers concerned and of an organisation which appears to the Ministry to be representative of workers concerned; or
(d) on the application of an organisation which appears to the Ministry to be representative of employers concerned and after consulting an organisation which appears to the Ministry to be representative of workers concerned; or
(e) on the application of an organisation which appears to the Ministry to be representative of workers concerned and after consulting an organisation which appears to the Ministry to be representative of employers concerned.
(5) The Ministry shall publish in the Belfast Gazette such particulars of special exemption orders as the Ministry considers appropriate.
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