How does a trade union gain the status of a recognized union in a given establishment?
Ans. There is no provision of law in Central Sphere providing for recognition of trade union as a collective bargaining agent or representative body of the workmen in an establishment. However, the Code of Discipline there are provisions for determination of relative strength of unions operating in an establishment through physical verification of records and spot verification by interrogation of workers by random sampling when parties involved accept the Code of Discipline. Election can be held by secret ballot when the employer and all the trade unions operating in the establishment give consent for secret ballot election.