9 Functions of a Trade Union

For the achievement of the above mentioned objectives, the trade Unions generally perform the following functions:-

  1. Collective bargaining with the management to settle terms and conditions of employment.
  2. Advise the management on personnel policies and practices.
  3. Taking up the individual and collective grievances of the workers with the management.
  4. Work for achieving better say of workers in the management of affairs of the enterprise which influence the lives of the workers directly.
  5. Organising demonstrations, strikes, etc, to press demands of workers.
  6. Education of workers and their children.
  7. Welfare and recreational activities for their members.
  8. Representing of workers in various national and international forums.
  9. Securing legislative protection for workers from the government.