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

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Railway Workers and Their Unions-Origins of 1974 Indian Railways Strike

Railway Workers and Their Unions Origins of 1974 Indian Railways Strike Stephen Sherlock The railway strike of May 1974 has been dealt with as one of the events which precipitated the Emergency of the following year. The government itself branded the strike as a 'political strike' and used it as a justification for the declaration of Emergency. Such analyses, however, are indicative of an attitude which sees little importance in workers' own motivations and which sees 'polities' as the preserve of the powerful.

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