11 Most Important Differences between Registered Trade Union and Unregistered Trade Union

11 Most Important Differences between Registered Trade Union and Unregistered Trade Union are listed below:

Registered Trade Union:

1. A registered Trade Union has several advantages.

2. It is a juristic person.
3. It can sue or can be sued on its own name.
4. It has perpetual succession.
5. It can be affiliated to any national or International Union Federation.
6. It can acquire properties on its own name.
7. It can contract on its own name.
8. The employers come forward for discussions and collective bargaining with the executives of a registered trade union.
9. Proper accounting, auditing and submission of Returns within the prescribed time, etc., are compulsory to the registered trade union.
10. Immunities from the Criminal Liabilities and Civil Liabilities under Sections 17& 18 are provided only to the registered Trade Unions.
11. The General Fund and the Civic & Political Fund can be maintained by a registered Trade Union only.

Unregistered Trade Union:

1. An unregistered Trade Union has no advantages.
2. It is not a juristic person. It is only an association of persons.
3. It cannot sue or be sued on its own name.
4. It has no perpetual succession.
5. It cannot be affiliated to any national or International Union Federation.
6. It cannot acquire properties on its own name.
7. It cannot contract on its own name.
8. The employers do not come forward for discussions and collective bargaining with the executives of an unregistered trade union, as it has no legal status.
9. Proper accounting, auditing and submission of Returns within the prescribed time, etc., are not necessary to an unregistered trade union.
10. Immunities from the Criminal Liabilities and Civil Liabilities under Sections 17 & 18 cannot be provided only to the unregistered Trade Unions.
11. The General Fund and the Civic & Political Fund cannot be maintained by an unregistered Trade Union.