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Employment Ordinance Chapter 12 (Protection against Anti-union Discrimination)

Employment Ordinance Chapter 12 (Protection against Anti-union Discrimination)

Right of an Employee in Participating in Trade Unions

Every employee shall have the following rights:

1. to be a member or an officer of a trade union

2. to take part in the activities of the trade union at any appropriate time, if the employee is a member or an officer of a trade union (Appropriate time means:- – outside working hours; or – during working hours by arrangement and with the consent of the employer.)

3. to associate with other persons for the purpose of forming or applying for the registration of a trade union.

Statutory Requirements of the Employer

An employer shall not:-

1. prevent or deter an employee from exercising any of the above rights;

2. dismiss, penalise or discriminate against an employee for exercising the above rights;

3. make it a condition of employment that an employee must not exercise the above rights.

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