Trade Unions

Electoral Reform Services and the Trade Union movement have a history stretching back over 100 years.  We are proud to be a trusted partner to the sector.  

ERS and Trade Unions

Electoral Reform Services and trade unions share a long history of working together. We first administered ballots for rail and mining unions more than a century ago.

Trade union balloting has represented the foundation of our company’s business for many years. Since the passage of legislation in the 1980s, Electoral Reform Services has built up the most comprehensive and invaluable knowledge of the relevant statutes governing balloting in this area. Crucially, we also have vast experience of the application of its provisions since the passing of trade union acts, specifically the following:

  • Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;
  • Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993; and
  • Employment Relations Act 1999.

Our broader passion for our subject matter, attention to detail, commitment to excellent customer service and simply the experience and knowledge gained from administering hundreds of projects in the sector every year, we believe guarantees the best solution for your union.

"The elections were concluded with the usual smoothness we expect from ERS. I have a fantastic working relationship with your staff."  Communication Workers Union

Electoral Reform Services also has extensive experience of conducting industrial action ballots for trade unions. Our Industrial Action team has been assisting trade unions in this crucial area since the inception of legislation over 20 years ago. Over this period we have gained valuable knowledge and practical experience.

Once the law is finally changed to allow the introduction of alternative methods of voting, Electoral Reform Services is well placed to assist trade unions in utilising effectively the opportunities these changes will bring to their electoral projects.


A safe choice

Thirty years on from the creation of the Electoral Reform Services arm of our group, we now work with over 90% of the trade union sector. Our dedicated Trade Union Client Advisory team, together with the management team have over 100 years’ experience between them.

We are ready to assist.

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