chapter  3
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MEMBERS’ RIGHTS AND THE RULE BOOK

We saw earlier in Chapter 2 how the union rule book operates as the union’s constitution, setting out the procedures of how the union is to be governed and administered. The rule book also acts as a contract of association between the union and each individual member. Therefore, where there is a breach of the provisions of the constitution or of other specific rights and obligations outlined in the rule book, any member is entitled to take legal action against their union on the basis that there has been a breach of contract.2