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anand das (service)     18 November 2010

registration of association ?

Are associations of workers , officers, rickshaw drivers etc registrable only under 'Trade Union Act'?

Can associations be registered in any other law like Societies registartionAct?

Since purpose of both types of associatios are different; in first case association fights for members' rights and in second case associations are formed for common purpose say a club etc.

Pls clarify difference, if any in above two cases.



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JT Rajasuriya, Chennai (Advocate 98410 53790)     18 November 2010

Trade union Act is employment related.


ya its correct


You already clarify the difference between Trade Union Act and Societies registartion Act.

A trade union is an association that has been set up to further the interests of its members who are the employees of a number of companies, but whose work is broadly similar. Hence the word "trade" in the title.

Originally, trades unions represented workers in a particular trade, such as boiler makers, or shop workers. Most trade unions offer other benefits to their members, such as arranging employment related legal advice and representation, arranging discounted rates for insurance, etc Over the years, some trades unions have amalgamated so that they now represent a wider section of the workforce.

The Societies Registration Act 1960 as its preamble show has been enacted to make provisions for improving the legal conditions of societies established.


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