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were made on a number of occasions by the conciliation officer to effect a settlement nothing came of them as both the sides remained adamant. Alter four months the proprietor obtained a directive from the High Court to the police to provide protection to the management in removing finished goods from the factory. The manager was severely assaulted while he attempted to carry out the instructions and was removed to hospital in an unconscious state. The deadlock continues and the factory remains closed. While no one can support or justify the excesses committed by the employees, the management also took no positive steps to create a climate conducive to resolution of the dispute. Instead, each precipitate action taken by management evoked further acts of fury and violence from employees with results which did good to neither party. Some aspects of this case are no doubt atypical but it also dramatically highlights the current ineffective state of the industrial relations machinery.

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