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Meaning and Nature of Trade Unions

   Posted On :  14.06.2018 12:15 am

A trade union or labour union is a continuing long term association of employees formed to promote, protect and improve, through collective action, the social, economic and political interests of its members.

Meaning


A trade union or labour union is a continuing long term association of employees formed to promote, protect and improve, through collective action, the social, economic and political interests of its members.
 
A trade union may also be defined as 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 and includes any federation of two or more unions.

Nature of Trade Unions


Trade unions are voluntary organizations of workers or employers formed to promote and protect their interests through collective action. The Trade Unions Act, 1926 defines a trade union as a combination, whether temporary or permanent, formed -

1. Primarily for the purpose of regulating the relation between

a. Workmen and employers or

b. Between workmen and workmen, or

c. Between employers and employers, or

2. For imposing restrictive conditions on the conduct of any trade or business, and includes any federation of two or, more trade unions.

An analysis of the above definition reveals that trade union must be:

1. A combination of workers or employers,

2. Such a combination could be permanent or temporary,

3. Could include federation of two or more unions, and

4. To regulate relations among workmen, between workmen and employers or among employers themselves.
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