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

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Union Involvement Revisited

Baldev R Sharma The Indian industrial worker seems convinced that he needs a union. At the same time, he is not willing to put in the necessary effort to build a viable union movement nor even a stable plant union- Despite low union participation, however, the workers' occupational interests appear to be taken care of. This is made possible by the availability of outside professionals and national parties that are always ready. to 'step in and carry out all the necessary work connected with formation and running of unions. This arrangement apparently suits the worker for, besides saving him time and effort, it minimises the risk of victimisation at the hands of employers.

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