Employment Protection Act, (1975):
‘The second Wilson government (1974-6) repealed Heath’s *Industrial Relations Act of 1971 and replaced it with the Trade union and *Labour Protection Act of 1974 and this Employment Protection Act of 1975. These two Acts gave legislative support for improving the voluntary system of industrial relations and providing the broader employment rights previously suggested by the *Donovan commission and the TUC. There were measures guaranteeing payments during short-time working and maternity and leave rights’.
From John Marsden, Professor of Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London.