39. The general meeting may also, by by-law:
(a) change the head office of the union;
(b) alter, subject to section 7, the territory or group in which it may recruit its members;
(c) change the name of the union, provided that the name chosen complies with the provisions of sections 10 and 12;
(d) change the affiliation of the union from one federation to another.
Such by-law shall not come into force until approved by the Minister and published in conformity with section 13. Before giving his approval, the Minister shall obtain the opinion of the Inspector General.
Except in the case contemplated in subparagraph d, the application by a union to the Minister must be previously approved by the federation with which the union is affiliated.
The Minister shall not approve a by-law changing the affiliation of a union from one federation to another unless such union furnishes him with proof that it has met all its obligations towards the federation with which it ceases to be affiliated.
R. S. 1964, c. 293, s. 39; 1970, c. 59, s. 17; 1982, c. 52, s. 90.