Rights and Importance of Trade Unions
Unions are regulated by the Labor Code, which recognizes the autonomy of these organizations. Under the law, their main purposes are to represent the employees in exercising their rights, foster integration between employers and employees, check compliance with social security and labor legislation, help their members, promote education and improvement of safety in the work place and provide non-profit services to the members. Employees are free to join a union or refrain from these organizations. Employees may join only one union in a single company. Under the law, more than one union may exist in each company.