Chapter 5

Trade Union Movement in India: 1950 Onwards

Chapter Objectives

This chapter will enable students to explain:

  1. The new political framework of the country under the Indian Constitution adopted in 1950, the requirements of planned economy and the broad implications of economic and industrial policies thence adopted
  2. The general growth of trade unions and their membership from 1950 onwards
  3. The formation of the central federations prior to 1950 and their subsequent growth in membership and political affiliations
  4. The extent and severity of industrial disputes in this period
  5. The impact of economic and industrial policies of the government on trade unionism in the country
  6. The nature of cooperation extended to the government by trade unions in ...

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