• The Trade Unions (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, on January 8, 2019. The Bill amends the Trade Unions Act, 1926, which provides for the registration and regulation of trade unions.  
  • The Bill seeks to provide for recognition of trade unions or a federation of trade unions at the central and state level by the central and state government, respectively. Such trade unions or the federation of trade unions will be recognised as Central Trade Unions or State Trade Unions, as the case may be.
  • The central or state government may make rules for: (i) the recognition of such Central or State Trade Unions, and (ii) the authority to decide disputes arising out of such recognition, and the manner of deciding such disputes.


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