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Workers’ Protest amidst Industrial Apathy

The Wistron workers’ protest turning violent is indicative of deeper fissures in industrial relations.

Lean and Mean China

Inside China's Automobile Factories: The Politics of Labour and Worker Resistance by Lu Zhang; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015; pp xv+243, $19.99.

Trade Unions in Banks Remain Relevant

“Are Trade Unions Relevant in the Indian Banking Sector?” by Bino Paul G D and Pooja Gupta Mahurkar (EPW, 16 April 2016) contains surmises and generalisations without verifiable supporting data, apart from glaring contradictions. Further, it does not address the current challenges before bank unions.

Arguing for 'Industrial Relations'

This paper argues that the bilateral nature of labour-management relations is being obfuscated today by a unitarian management project. Democracy in the business organisation and the workplace in particular has to have an organic evolution and not through a motivation plan from above. Institutions of industrial relations including the union and collective bargaining can be the best via media for bringing in new institutions that are genuinely imbued with a participative and cooperative character. The paper reviews a sample of contemporary writings that focus on why unions still matter, new possibilities for unions and union-participatory approaches to management.

Shaping New HRM Strategies

Human Resource Management: Perspectives for the New Era by Debi S Saini and Sami A Khan; Response Books, New Delhi; pp 495, Rs 495.
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