chapter  9
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INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS FOR UNION MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS

The right to associate in trade unions per se, without hindrance from the State, was secured by the repeal of the criminal conspiracy laws in the 19th century. This right, however, is of little value where an employer’s hostility to trade unions is manifested by discrimination against trade union members at the workplace. Consequently, an important facet of freedom of association in trade unions is the liberty to join trade unions and participate in union activities without retribution from employers.