Trade Unions (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 4/1967

Read the first time on 27th February 1967.
An Act to amend the Trade Unions Ordinance (Chapter 154 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Trade Unions (Amendment) Act, 1967, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
New section 29A
2.  The Trade Unions Ordinance is hereby amended by inserting immediately after section 29 thereof the following new section 29A: —
Membership of employees of specified statutory board or body
29A.—(1)  No workman employed by such statutory board or body as the Minister may, by order, specify, shall be a member of, or shall be accepted as a member by, any trade union unless the membership of such trade union is confined exclusively to persons employed by the aforesaid board or body.
(2)  Any trade union whose membership is confined to persons employed by a statutory board or body specified by order under subsection (1) of this section shall not, without the prior approval of the Minister, be affiliated to any other trade union or federation of trade unions whose membership is not otherwise so confined.
(3)  Any order made by the Minister under subsection (1) of this section shall be published in the Gazette and shall be presented to Parliament as soon as may be after publication.”.