Chapter 2

Structure and Government of Trade Unions

Chapter Objectives

This chapter will explain:

  1. The various bases of trade union organization
  2. The points of strength and weakness of craft and industrial unions
  3. The main features of general unions
  4. The essential features of trade union federations
  5. The implications of the elements of democracy and efficiency in trade union administration
  6. ‘Compulsory unionism’ and its types
  7. The arguments for and against compulsory unionism

There are Variations in Union Organization and Administration

In Hyderabad, there are unions that cover all categories of workers employed in a particular industrial establishment or sector—be it footwear, cotton textiles, electronics, automobiles or whatever else. There are ...

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