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

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LABOUR-A Strike that Could Have Been Avoided

Avoided THERE was a time when wage demands were justified on the grounds of improving the living standards of the workers. That was the raison d'etre of wage revisions as it were. The debates centred around measuring of inflation and compilation of a dearness allowance index, around what should be the composition of the consumption basket on the basis of which the dearness allowance indices are drawn up and so on. Concepts of fair wage, living wage and minimum wage were evolved. Thus the National Commission of Labour recommended in 1969:

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