A trade union may represent workers in signing a collective contract with an enterprise or public institution's administrative authority. The draft of a collective contract shall be submitted to a meeting of employee representatives or the complete body of employees for discussion and adoption.
Article 19 A trade union which believes that an enterprise's dismissal or penalizing of an employee is inappropriate shall have the right to put forward its views on the matter.
When making a decision to dismiss or remove an employee's name from its books， an enterprise owned by the whole people or a collectively owned enterprise shall first notify the trade union of its reasons for such a decision. If the enterprise's administrative authority is found to have violated the provisions of the law， statutory regulations or the relevant contract， the trade union shall have the right to request that the cases be reinvestigated and dealt with anew.
A party disagreeing with the penalty decision of an enterprise's administrative authority to dismiss or remove the said party's name from its books may request that the case be dealt with in accordance with relevant State provisions on the handling of labour disputes.
Article 20 A trade union shall participate in mediation work conducted in relation to labour disputes within its enterprise.
Equivalent level trade union representatives shall participate in district labour dispute arbitration organizations.