ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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American View of an Indian Strike

American View of an Indian Strike S D Punekar THIS is a case study of a major and prolonged strike in Jay Engineering Works (JEW), Calcutta. The strike commenced on December 17, 1963 and continued for five months, till it fizzled out on May 30, 1964. Till this strike, the concern had made a name for advanced managerial practices, high level of productivity, workers' earnings much above the average payment in the engineering industry and happy labour- management relations. Why, then, was there a serious conflict between the concern and its employees? This was the question to which an answer had to be found through research.

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