C98 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 Convention concerning the Application of the Principles of the Right to Organise and to Bargain Collectively (Note: Date of coming into force: 18 .07.1951) The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation, Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Thirty‐second Session on 8 June 1949, and Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals concerning the application of the principles of the right to organise and to bargain collectively, which is the fourth item on the agenda of the session, and Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of an international Convention, adopts this first day of July of the year one thousand nine hundred and forty‐nine the following Convention, which may be cited as the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949: Article 1 1. Workers shall enjoy adequate protection against acts of anti‐union discrimination in respect of their employment. 2. Such protection shall apply more particularly in respect of acts calculated to‐‐ (a) make the employment of a worker subject to the condition that he shall not join a union or shall relinquish trade union membership; (b) cause the dismissal of or otherwise prejudice a worker by reason of union membership or because of participation in union activities outside working hours or, with the consent of the employer, within working hours. Article 2 1. Workers' and employers' organisations shall enjoy adequate protection against any acts of interference by each other or each other's agents or members in their establishment, functioning or administration. 2. In particular, acts which are designed to promote the establishment of workers' organisations under the domination of employers or employers' organisations, or to support workers' organisations by financial or other means, with the object of placing such organisations under the control of employers or employers' organisations, shall be deemed to constitute acts of interference within the meaning of this Article.