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New Technology and Textile Workers

This paper attempts to study two aspects of the relationship between new technology and employment in a composite textile mill in Mumbai. The specific objectives are to determine (a) the effect of new technology on employment at a unit level, and (b) the impact of new technology on the nature of work.

Management, Production System and Labour-Case Study of a Textile Mill

In the last decade because of profound changes in the economic environment many companies have been introducing 'new technologies' to retain and develop the competitive advantages of their products. This however involves changes in the production system which has implications for both management and labour.

Real Wages and Productivity in Industry-A Disaggregated Analysis

This paper examines the behaviour of real wages, productivity and the share of wages in the value of output and value added in industries such as the sugar, cotton textile, paper and paper products, petroleum refining, cement, leather, iron and steel and coal mining over the period 1967-84, IN an earlier paper [EPW, October 29, 1988] we tried to examine the behaviour of real wages, productivity, and the share of wages in the value of output and value added by manufacture (VAM) in the factory sector of Indian industry over the period 1961 to 1983. We also compared the real wage series with the series of per capita national income at constant prices over the same period. In the present paper we try to make a similar examination of real wages and productivity for some major industries and explore some other aspects. The industries we have taken for study are (i) sugar, (ii) cotton textile, (iii) paper and paper products, (iv) petroleum refining, (v) cement, (vi) leather, (vii) iron and steel and (viii) coal mining. The data are taken from several sources such as the various issues of Annual Survey of Industries (ASI), Monthly Abstract of Statistics (MAS), Hand-Book of Labour Statistics and so on. The period covered is 1967 to 1984 except for coal mining for which data for a much longer time series, 1960 to 1985 was readily available.
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