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

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BRAZIL- Long Haul for the Left

present workforce cannot be ruled out. Apart from the practice of double booking, the present gang system too seems to contribute to low labour productivity. With nine men forming a 'gang' and with the best efficiency being obtained only from 'pairing" the system leaves the odd man out idle. According to K K Roy Ganguly of the Dock Shramik Association, the workmen have been vainly demanding that gangs should be of ten persons for the last five years. Sometime in October 1978, the DLB reportedly decided to raise the number of a gang to ten but the decision has not been implemented till now.

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