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

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State Intervention and the Working Class Movement

Sharit Kumar Bhowmik The state has played a dominant role in influencing the course of the trade union movement in India. The fissures which appeared soon after independence developed into what is today the bane of the working class movement, multi-unionism. The state's interventions in regulating industrial relations have, generally, dampened independent workers' initiatives and encouraged inter-union rivalries.

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