|Adopts this twenty-third day of June of
the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one following Convention, which may be cited as the Workers’ Representatives Convention, 1971:
Workers’ representatives in the undertaking shall enjoy effective protection against any act prejudicial to them, including dismissal, based on their status or activities as a workers’ representative or on union membership or participation in union activities, in so far as they act in conformity with existing laws or collective agreements or other jointly agreed arrangements.
1. Such facilities in the undertaking shall be afforded to workers’ representatives as may be appropriate in order to enable them to carry out their functions promptly and efficiently.
2. In this connection account shall be taken of the characteristics of the industrial relations system of the country and the needs, siye and capabilities of the undertaking concerned.
3. The granting of such facilities shall not impair the efficient operation of the undertaking concerned.
For the purpose of the Convention the term “workers’ representatives” means persons who are recognised as such under national law or practice, whether they are
(a) rade union representatives, namely representatives designated or elected by trade unions or by the members of such unions; or
(b) elected representatives, namely representatives who are freely elected by the workers of the