Chapter Five

Trade Unionism and Trade Unions

“…..I do believe that the trade union movement has played a very important role in our national development. Trade unions are an integral part of the functioning of our social democracy. I seek their cooperation in taking our nation forward. I do urge our trade union leadership to recognize that in a world where demand and technology are undergoing rapid change and firms must adjust or perish, we need reasonable flexibility in markets and in public policy and our public policy must respond to such needs with speed. I do sincerely believe that such an approach will be in the best interests of promoting the growth of employment opportunities……”

 

Prime Minister's Address to the 40th Indian Labour Conference ...

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