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

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MANIPUR-Budget for 1976-77

condition of the working class, etc, Dange dismissed the whole issue of the GKU's exclusion from the scheme of workers' participation in management in the textile industry as rather irrelevant. Dange argued, "it doesn't matter that we do not get participation in the Bombay mills, for are we not represented adequately at the top, in the national apex body? Does not the government grant us our proper status in the top committees?". To those who did not understand his logic fully he gave another piece of advice: workers must tighten their belts' at this crucial juncture rather than complain about minor matters such as wages etc, and wail about their bad problems (". . . have not our conditions improved substantially over 25 years. It's a lie to say they have not. We complain that wages are not going up. Who says they are not? They are. Now, perhaps in Bombay, they arc not going up much, but in the public sector, they are. ..") The present conjuncture demanded of workers great sacrifices

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