Register Of Trade Unions

Register Of Trade Unions

Trade Unions in India are registered and file annual returns under the Trade Union Act (1926). Its statistics are collected annually by the Labour Bureau of the Ministry of Labour, Government of India. Chapter II of the Trade Unions Act, 1926 deals with the provisions of the registration of trade unions.

According to section 3 of the Act, the appropriate government shall appoint a person to be the Registrar of Trade Unions for each state, and the appropriate government shall also appoint as many additional registrars as it may deem fit to carry out the purposes of the Act.

According to section 4 of the Act, any seven or more members of a Trade Union in accordance with the provisions of the Act may make an application apply for registration of the trade union. There are two conditions subsequent to the same, firstly no trade union of workmen shall be registered unless at least 10% or 100 of the workmen, whichever is less engaged in the employment of the establishment are its members on the date of making of its application and secondly no trade union shall be registered unless on the date of making of application, minimum seven of its members who are workmen are employed in the establishment or industry.Also, such application shall not be deemed to be invalid merely on the ground that at any time after the date of the application, but before the registration of the trade union some of the members but not exceeding half of the total number of persons who made the application has ceased to be members.

According to section 5 of the Act, every application for the registration of the trade union shall be made to the Registrar and shall be accompanied by a copy of the rules of the Trade Union and a statement of the following particulars namely-

  1. The names, occupations and addresses of the members making the application;
  2. The name of the trade union and the address of its head office, and
  3. The titles, names, ages, addresses and occupations of the office- bearers of the trade union.

Where a trade union has been into existence for more than a year, then a copy of the assets and liabilities shall also be submitted along with the application for registration.

According to section 8 of the Act, if the registrar thinks that the trade union has complied with all the provisions of the Act, it shall register the Trade Union by entering in a register all the particulars in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

Application for registration.

3. —(1) Every application made under section 9 (1) of the Act for the registration of a trade union shall be substantially in Form B set out in the First Schedule.(2) Every statement accompanying an application under section 9 (2) (c) of the Act shall state the personal particulars, occupation and designation of — (a) the members making the application; and (b) the officers of the trade union.

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