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Industrial Relations, Trade Unions, and Labour Legislation, 2nd Edition by Seema Priyadarshini Shekhar, Indu Bala Sinha, P. R. N. Sinha

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Chapter 1

Trade Unionism

Chapter Objectives

This chapter will enable students to explain:

  1. The meaning and concept of ‘trade union’
  2. The factors that led to the emergence and growth of trade unions
  3. The major theories of trade unions
  4. The legal and other handicaps of early trade unions
  5. The objectives of, and methods used by, trade unions
  6. The various activities of trade unions
  7. The determinants of the rate of growth of trade unions

The Birth of a Trade Union

The Tata Steel Company was set up on 27 February 1908 on the direction and initiative of Jamshedji Tata, and the active involvement of his eldest son Dorabji Tata and cousin Shapoorji Shaktalwala. The first ingot was produced on 16 February 1912. A number of workers from different parts of ...

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