The Trade Unions Act, 1926
14. Certain Acts not to apply to registered Trade Unions.—
The following Acts, namely:—
(a) The Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860);
(b) The Co-operative Societies Act, 1912 (2 of 1912);
1[(c) The Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956)],]
shall not apply to any registered Trade Union, and the registration of any such Trade Union under any such Act shall be void.
Gujarat.—After Chapter II, insert the following Chapter, namely:—
Disputes relating to office in, or Membership of the Executive of, a Trade Union “14A. Reference of certain disputes to Industrial Court.—(1) If there is any dispute as to who is the lawful officer of a Trade Union or a member of the executive thereof, any person who has been a member of the Trade Union for not less than six months immediately before the date on which the dispute arose, may, with the consent of Registrar and in such manner as may be prescribed, refer the dispute to the Industrial Court for a decision.
(2) On a reference being made under sub-section (1) the Industrial Court shall after hearing the parties to such dispute, decide the dispute. The Court may in its discretion require the holding of fresh elections under its supervision to decide the dispute. The decision of the Industrial Court shall be final and shall not be called in question in any Court of law.
(3) Pending the disposal of the reference, the Industrial Court may make an interim order specifying the persons who shall be deemed to be the lawful officers of the Trade Union or the members of the executive thereof, as the case may be, until the decision of the dispute.
(4) No civil Court shall entertain any civil suit or other proceeding in relation to disputes mentioned in this section.”
[Vide Gujarat Act 7 of 1962, sec. 7 (w.e.f. 1-7-1962).]
1. Subs. by Act 42 of 1960, sec. 7, for clause (e) (w.e.f. 21-9-1960). Earlier clauses (c) and (d) were repealed by Act 25 of 1942, sec. 2 and Sch. 1.