How to start a trade union?


At least ten qualified people are needed to form a union. These people adopt a resolution on the formation. Before registering, the union members must adopt its statute and choose a founding committee of 3 to 7 members. Subsequently, they report in the National Court Register. All relevant information about the trade union, such as the scope of activities, objectives, tasks union, the rules of acquisition and loss of membership and the member’s rights and obligations, are specified in the statute of the trade union signed by the founding members.

A trade union with at least ten members in the same workplace is a company trade union. On the other hand, an inter-company trade union is an organisation that covers more than one workplace.