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Our National Union Constitution requires every set of Local Union By-Laws include a statement with respect to the objectives of the Local Union. The statement may be framed as follows:

  1. The objectives of the Local Union include:
    a. The regulation of labour relations and collective bargaining between employers and employees;
    b. ………(other objectives may be inserted here);
    c. ………(other objectives may be inserted here).

The rationale for such a paragraph is that at law a trade union distinguishes itself from all other organizations because one of its objectives is to engage in collective bargaining. If such an objective is not part of a union’s Constitution or By-Laws, arguably at law it may not be characterized as a trade union.

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