Normally, among the multiple number of Trade Unions functioning in an industry, only one Union is recognized by the Management as the sole Collective Bargaining Agent regarding common employment issues affecting all employees in the industry as a whole based on its majority of membership. The main objective behind this practice is avoidance of multicipility of representation which would make the process of deliberations protracted.
The MoU is nothing but a document containing the consensuous decision reached by the parties to the deliberations. Since both the deliberation and the resultant MoU are about the employment issues of employees as a whole, it cannot be treated as a secret document.
10th October 2018 From India, Salem
Any agreement signed between Employer & Trade Union is a public document if it is in relation to the employees of the company. It should be immediately published to the employees otherwise it will result in loss of confidence for Employer & trade union both.
11th October 2018 From India, Thane
12th October 2018 From India, Bangalore