Trade Union Act 1926

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The Trade Unions Act, 1926

Introduction
The object of Trade Unions Act, 1926 is to provide for registration of Trade unions and to define law relating to registered trade unions in certain aspects.

Trade Union – Trade Union means any combination, whether temporary or permanent, formed primarily for the purpose of regulating the relations between workmen and employers or between workmen and workmen, or between employers and employers, or for imposing restrictive conditions on the conduct of any trade or business. It includes federation of two or more trade unions. [section2(h)].

Thus, technically, there can be ‘union’ of employers also, though, almost universally, the term ‘trade union’ is associated with union of workmen or
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[section 18(1)].

Registration does not mean recognition – Registration and recognition of Union by an employer are independent issues. Registration of Trade Union with Registrar has nothing to do with its recognition in a particular factory/company. Recognition of Trade Union is generally a matter of agreement between employer and trade union. In States like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, there are specific legal provisions for recognition of a trade union.

Definition
Section 1: Short title, extent and commencement

* It extends to the whole of India.

Section 2: Definitions

Appropriate Government: For the trade unions whose objects are not confined to one state, the appropriate government will be the Central Government, for others it’ll be the State Government. Trade dispute: It means any dispute between employers and, workmen or between workmen and workmen, or between employers and employers which is connected with the employment, or non-employment or the conditions of labour, of any person. Workmen: Means all persons employed in trade or industry whether or not in the employment of the employer with whom the trade dispute arises.

Trade Union: It means combination whether temporary or permanent formed primarily for the purpose of
–regulating the relations
–for imposing restrictive condition on the conduct of any trade or business,
–can be between workmen and employers or between workmen and workmen, or between employers and

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