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Trade Unions

All the articles on Trade Unions, negotiating mechanisms in Railways.

Industrial Disputes Act 1947

Objectives of the Act

  • Investigation and settlement of Industrial Disputes.
  • Smooth working of the Industries.
  • Well being of workers.
  • Promotion of the growth of industries.
  • Promotion of cordial relationship between

Ø  Employer – Employee

Ø  Employee – Employee and

Ø  Employer – Employer


Workers Participation in Management of Railways

Workers Participation in Management

Whitely Committee in UK during 1917 has recommended that workers should be given opportunity to participate in the discussion for -  

Permanent Negotiating Machinery (PNM) , Fort-Nightly meetings (FNM), JCM & CA

  • PNM was set up in the year 1952 and came into force from 1.1.52.
  • It aims to maintain contact with labour and to resolve disputes and differences, which may arise between Railway Labour and Administration.
  • Collective bargaining, across the table negotiations and give and take policy are the main principles behind PNM.

Level of Meetings

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