PART XIII TRANSITORY PROVISIONS AND REPEAL

Transitory provisions relating to existing trade unions

77. (1) Subject to this section, every trade union registered under the Trade Unions Enactment 1940 [F.M.S. 11/1940], immediately before the date of the coming into force of this Act (hereinafter in this section referred to as an existing trade union) shall during the period of six months following the date of such coming into force, be deemed to be registered under this Act.

(2) During the period of six months from the date of the coming into force of this Act an existing trade union may deliver to the Director General an application for registration under section 8, together with a general statement of the assets and liabilities of such trade union prepared in such form and containing such particulars as may be prescribed:

Provided that such application need not be accompanied by the copy of the rules and the particulars required by subsection 10(2) unless the Director General, within one month from the date upon which such application is made, shall so require.

(3) An existing trade union shall not be registered unless the Director General is satisfied that it complies with this Act.

(4) In the event of an existing trade union failing to deliver an application for registration pursuant to subsection (2) within the period of six months from the date of the coming into force of this Act it shall immediately upon the expiration of such period be deemed to be dissolved, and its funds shall be disposed of in accordance with the rules of the union.

Transitory provisions relating to existing federations

78. (1) Subject to this section, every federation of trade unions registered under the Trade Unions Enactment 1940 of the Federated Malay States, as extended to have effect throughout the Federation by the Trade Unions Ordinance 1946 [M.U. Ord. 12 of 1942], the Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Ordinance of Sabah [Cap. 143], the Trade Unions Ordinance of Sarawak [Cap. 78], as the case may be, immediately before the date of the coming into force of this Act (hereinafter in this section referred to as an existing federation) shall during the period of six months following the date of such coming into force be deemed to be registered under this Act.

(2) During the period of six months from the date of the coming into force of this Act an existing federation may deliver to the Director General an application for registration under section 73; and no such existing federation shall be registered unless the Director General is satisfied that it complies with and has been established in a manner substantially in accord with section 72.

(3) In the event of an existing federation failing to deliver an application for registration pursuant to subsection (2) within the period of six months from the date of the coming into force of this Act it shall immediately upon the expiration of such period be deemed to be dissolved, and its funds shall be disposed of in such manner as may be prescribed.

Repeal