NIRC Judgement dated January 25, 2016 about Wapda Hydro Union Registration
“Industry-wise Trade Union means a trade union whose membership extends to establishment in more than one province”. Hence the said anion can only be registered for the establishment, group of establishments or industry, having the status of trans provincial.
That after 18th constitutional Amendment he subject of labour welfare and trade unions has been entrusted to the provinces, which have enacted there Industrial Relations laws, to be applicable within their territorial limits, except trans provincial establishment, whereas LESCO, PESCO etc are independent establishments run by its Board of Directors and incorporated under the Companies Ordinance. PESCO is governed by KPK Industrial Relations Act. 2010 and IRA, 2012 is not applicable to PESCO. Hence, NIRC has no jurisdiction to register any union in respect of localized companies.