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Negotiated Change
Collective Bargaining, Liberalization and Restructuring in India


October 2003 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Collective Bargaining is a method by which trade unions protected and improved the conditions for their members working lives. In the old economy it was a process of sharing governance with the management, which often adopted an unhelpful and unsympathetic attitude to workers demands. This further influenced regulation and resultantly brought out about a change in contractual agreements and working conditions of labour. Thus it fulfilled both an economic and political function.

However the liberalization of the Indian economy and the advent of global competition is forcing companies to shed their adversarial approach and work towards building cooperative relations with labour. This book reviews the response of collective bargaining to challenges of globalization and the restructuring of enterprises in India. Based on the survey and study of about 220 collective bargaining agreements in the public and private sector in India since 1991 to date, this volume discusses the legal framework of collective bargaining in India. It discusses agreements, which provide for different kinds of flexibility, promote productivity and usher in workplace improvements. It deals with the emerging trends towards negotiated flexibility at the enterprise level and other corresponding changes in the old framework. It also highlights the special features of public sector bargaining and the role of collective bargaining in social security.

This timely book goes beyond providing mere analyses and understanding of these emerging trends. It discusses the implications of these trends for managers, workers, trade unions and the state and also suggests a 10-point agenda for reforms required to tackle the future challenges, which will come as a result of this changing environment.


 
PART ONE
 
Introduction
 
The Legal Framework of Collective Bargaining
 
Negotiated Flexibility
 
Productivity Bargaining
 
Collective Bargaining & Improved Workplace Relations
 
Public Sector Bargaining
 
Collective Bargaining and Social Security
 
The Way Forward
 
PART TWO: EXCERPTS FROM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS
 
Agreement on Voluntary Unemployment
 
Scrapping the Old Plant to Start New Modern Plant
 
Manpower Adjustment on Revision of Work Norms
 
Merger Agreement
 
Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
 
Railliwolf Limited, Mumbai
 
Computerization Agreement
 
Danone Agreement
 
Agreement on Ancillarization
 
Powergrid Agreement for Constituting Bipartitite Committee

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ISBN: 9780761996392
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