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TRADE UNIONISM IN INDIA

Trade Unionism in India developed quite slowly as compared to the western nations.

TRADE UNIONISM IN INDIA


MAIN FEATURES OF TRADE UNIONISM IN INDIA

1) Competitive Unionism. 1. Quantitative Growth of Unions 2. Proliferation of Unions 3. Low Membership per Union 4. Dual Membership 5. Multiple Unionism 6. Inter and Intra-Union Rivalry

TRADE UNIONISM IN INDIA


MAIN FEATURES OF TRADE UNIONISM IN INDIA 2) Politicization of trade Unions and trade union movement. 3) Outside Leadership 4) General tendency to be militant 5) Occupational Unions 6) Unionization of white collar employees 7) Unions on caste, community and occupational bases 8) Officers or Managerial Unionism.

MAJOR CENTRAL TRADE UNION ORGANIZATION IN INDIA


A.I.T.U.C : All India Trade Union Congress I.N.T.U.C : Indian National Trade Union Congress H.M.S : Hind Mazdoor Sabha U.T.U.C : United Trade Union Congress

TRADE UNIONISM IN INDIA

Liberalization and Globalization brought in Trade Unionism.


Emergence of internal leadership Notable shift from the management trying to suppress the union by hook or crook, to working with unions

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Unions more receptive to management policies


Unions looking towards mutual separation through schemes like VRS/Golden handshake

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5. 6.

Focus on multi-skilling of employees with an all-round exposure. Management- Union Partners in growth rather than adversaries and are involving in employee benefit schemes.

TRADE UNIONISM IN INDIA


Developing Responsive Trade Unionism Managements can develop responsive trade unionism by:

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Understanding the Individuality of the


trade unions- independent or affiliated

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Understanding Inter union relations/ rivalry


Whether unions led by outside

professionals

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5. Sharing information and providing facilities to build strong trade unions 6. Seeking effective cooperation of trade unions 7. Regular consultation and continuous bargaining.

Managerial Unionism

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Nature of Managerial Unionism Also known as officers associations.


Registered under the societies registration Act 1860 or Trade Union Act 1926.

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Purpose is different from trade unions Officers below the rank of Director eligible More in public sector rather than the private sector

Factors Affecting Managerial Unionism


Legal Obstacles Attitude of Employees Government Actions Employer Attitudes Management relationship to Political Processes

Managerial Unions
NCOA- National Confederation of officers Association. CAPSU- Confederation of Associations of Public sector Undertakings NCOO- National Center of officers associations AICCOO- All India coordinationg committee of officers associations.