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

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THE WORKING CLASS-Right Judgment, Wrong Time

Right Judgment, Wrong Time Radha Iyer THE judgment of a division bench of the Bombay High Court in the matter of ceiling on dearness allowance has to a small extent helped to lift the flagging morale of trade unions in Bombay. In the recent years, due to changes in the industrial policies relating to geographical relocation, automation, import policies and extensive sub-contracting, industrial workers in Bombay have been facing closures of units, stagnation in employment levels, reduction in workforce, and a general sense of insecurity. Often terms and conditions of service which had been won after years of struggle in the days when their companies looked to the Bombay units as the principal source of profits are now sought to be rewritten. In this context, the judgment of the division bench is anachronistic as well as ironic.

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