Industrial Relations Act 1946
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.