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Is trade union militancy on the rise or decline in the country? Give reasons for this?

Asked by Good Citizen, 22 Mar '10 12:18 pm
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Yes dear, the trade union militancy as its commonly called is certainly on the way down & out in India. The economic reform process initiated by Rajiv Gandhi & later strengthened in 1991 adopted the Liberalisation, Privatisation & Globalisation popularly referred to as the LPG model of development. In other words the country accepted the market based strategy to accelerate development with the least amount of state intervention. This had an impact on the various trade unions. The arm of the state started strengthening the capitalist class & they were considered as the chief instrument to promote development. Globalisation added strength to the Indian capitalist class. Thus capital Indian as well as foreign argued for labour reforms. A new meaning was given to the term "labour reforms" which implied the power to "hire & fire" workers, freedom to determine their wages according to the market demand & supply. Although the states did not undertake any "labour reforms" by introducing a new ...more
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 22 Mar '10 04:38 pm

 
  
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Trade Union militancy is definitely on the decline..The best example is the usual strike threats by the organised bank employees unions..Until about three yeras ago, there had never been an occasion when the bank employees could not bring the managemnts association on their knees and sign the agreement as dictated by the bank employees unions..now in a dramatical revwersal of roles, we find the management coming down heavily on trade unions in the banking sector and dictating terms !! The opening up of foreign banks, scores of customer friendly private banks with all modern technologies have made the employees of the nationalised banks to see reason and think of their job security..Similarly in the Govt sector aklso, they Govt is taking a tough stand on the unreasonable demands of the employees and the industrial action of the Govt enployees is limited to some peaceful slogan shouting after the close of office hours and distribution of pamphlets..The toughness on the part of the manage ...more
Answered by thampy chacko, 22 Mar '10 12:45 pm

 
  
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It is on the declne no doubt
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 22 Mar '10 05:41 pm

 
  
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Trade union militancy is observed now than the past ,when Trade Unions were potent force to reckon. The medias are becoming popular and common man no longer interested in fighting for their rights , People become mature by and large .
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 22 Mar '10 12:39 pm

 
  
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