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Essential Services Maintenance Act

The "colonial logic" of control has been replaced by the "logic of globalisation" that strives to maintain uninterrupted economic services and a conducive climate to attract capital. The invocation of the Essential Services Maintenance Act by almost all political parties at one time or another (except the left) is a clear manifestation of this.

Venkata Ratnam: A Tribute

 and blocks based on the same sets of criteria to achieve the objective of the scheme to have a girls hostel in every block headquarters/ of low literacy districts not having one. The possibility of poor SC females continuing higher education by crossing the barriers of poverty, discrimination and patriarchal structures is the primary issue that needs to be addressed.

Dynamics of Labour in Neoliberal Times

Unfreedom and Wage Work: Labour in India's Manufacturing Industry by Sunanda Sen and Byasdeb Dasgupta;

Labour Flexibility Debate in India

This paper seeks to comprehensively study the issues in the debate on labour flexibility. Section I outlines the arguments for and against labour flexibility and the demands posed by employers and trade unions respectively in India. It also discusses the theoretical aspects relating to employment protection. A review of empirical studies on labour market flexibility in India and abroad is presented in Section II. Section III discusses the recommendations of the Second National Labour Commission. Section IV describes the employment protection practices in other countries. Finally some suggestions for reformulating employment protection practices are offered.

Labour Flexibility Story in the 1990s

in the 1990s Liberalisation and Labour: Labour Flexibility in Indian Manufacturing by Lalit K Deshpande, Alakh N Sharma, Anup K Karan and Sandip Sarkar; Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, 2004; (number of pages not stated), Rs 290.

A Quantitative Analysis of Lockouts

A Quantitative Analysis of Lockouts Lockouts in India by Ruddar Dutt; Indian Society of Labour Economics, Institute for Human Development, and Manohar, New Delhi, 2003;

Lockouts in India, 1961-2001

This article attempts an aggregate and disaggregate quantitative analysis of lockout data in order to comprehensively understand the phenomenon of lockouts in India. While the incidence of lockouts has clearly risen over the years, the extent of increase depends on the statistical measure chosen for analysis. There is a need to improve the data on both the classification and causes of work stoppages to better reflect the realities.

SecondNationalCommission on Labour

The Second National Commission on Labour has the tough task of designing an institutional framework that would at once enhance the competitive efficiency of industry and afford adequate social and economic protection to workers. It must do this in the face of controversies, boycotts, and worse, indifference. Its unimaginative style of functioning does not help matters.

Teachers Strike The Larger Agenda

after a decade. The previous strike lasted for little over a month over the Mehrotra Committee Report; this time the strike, which began on August 11, is over the Rastogi Committee Report. It is now becoming a pattern: studied indifference and inaction by the government; demands for constitution of a pay revision committee; conservative recommendation of the committee; appeals for modification and revisions by the unions; negotiations; breakdown in negotiations; and, stoppage of work. Conflict appears to be the dominant social mechanism for redefining the terms and conditions of work. Each conflictual context has its own dynamics.

Economic Reforms and Industrial Relations System in India-Some Issues for Discussion

System in India Some Issues for Discussion K R Shyam Sundar Industrial Relations in Indian States edited by C S Venkata Ratnam; Global Business Press in association with IRRA and FES, 1996 (Book I).

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