Industrial Relations Act 1967

Industrial Relations Act 1967 is an Act to regulate the relationship between the employers and workmen and their trade union. It deals with differences or disputes arising from the employer-employee relationship. It establishes the principles on which these relations are founded, namely:-

(i)                 trade unionism – the principle that employees and employers have the right to organize  themselves in trade unions in order to protect and promote their respective interests;

(ii)               union recognition – the principle that employee unions must be registered with the relevant authority and being recognized as the proper representatives of the employees.

(iii)             collective bargaining – the principle that employee unions and the employers may negotiate on periodic basis, the terms and conditions of employment. Collective agreement if achieved may be binding upon the parties.

(iv)             dispute resolution – the principle recognizes variety of ways available to employers and the unions to peacefully resolve differences and disputes between them.

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