Industrial Relations Act 1946
Registered Joint Industrial Councils.
Definitions for purposes of Part V.
59.— In this Part—
the expression “ qualified joint industrial council” means an association of persons which complies with the following conditions—
( a) that it is substantially representative of workers of a particular class, type or group and their employers,
( b) that its object is the promotion of harmonious relations between such employers and such workers,
( c) that its rules provide that, if a trade dispute arises between such workers and their employers a lock-out or strike will not be undertaken in support of the dispute until the dispute has been referred to the association and considered by it;
the expression “ the register” means the Register of Joint Industrial Councils;
the word “ registered” means registered in the register;
the expression “ registered joint industrial council” means an association which is for the time being registered in the register.