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Trade Union Act

Updated: Sep 3, 2021

Trade Union means “any combination, whether temporary or permanent promote and protect their interests and welfare Every registered Trade Union shall be a body corporate by the name under which it is registered, common seal with power to acquire and hold both movable and immovable property and to contract, and shall by the said name sue and be sued.


Introduction

Trade Unions Act, 1926 deals with the registration of trade unions,their rights, their liabilities

and responsibilities


Definition

Section 2 of the Act defines various terms used in the Act, some of the definitions are given here under:

Executive meansthe body, by whatever name calledSection 2 (a)] Office-bearer in the case of a trade union, Section 2 (b)]

Registered office means that office of a trade union. [Section 2 (d)]

Registered trade union means a trade union registered under this Act.[ Section 2 (e)]

Trade dispute means any disputebetween employers and workmen, or between workmen andworkmen, or between employers and employers [ Section 2 (g)]

Trade union meansany combination, whether temporary or permanent, regulating the relations between workmen and employers or between workmen and workmen, or between employers and employers, [Section 2 (h)]


Mode of registration

Section 4 provides that any 7 or more members of a Trade Union with the provisions of this Act with respect to registration, apply for registration of the Trade Union .Trade Union of workmen shall be registered unless at least 10% cent. or 100 of the workmen,


Application for registration

Section 5 stipulates that every application for registration ofa Trade Union shall be made to the Registrar


Provisions contained in therules of a Trade Union Certificate of Registration

Incorporation of registered Trade Union

Every registered Trade Union shall be a body corporate by the name under which it isregistered,common seal with power to acquire and hold both movable and immovable property and to contract, and shall by the said name sue and be sued.


Cancellation of registration Returns

Section 28 of the Act provides that there shall be sent annually to the Registrar, on or before such date as may be prescribed, a general statement, audited in the prescribed manner, of all receipts and expenditureof every Registrar. A copy of every alteration made in the rules of a registered Trade Union shall be sent





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