Role of Indian Trade Unions in Transition of Changes: A Contemporary Study


  • Sudipta Adhikary School of Management, Brainware University 700125, India
  • Kaushik Banerjee Department of Law, Brainware University 700125, India



The primary concern of many observers of the trade union movement is the obligations of trade unions during periods of transition and growth. It is necessary to provide a protective umbrella under which all labour laws may operate to preserve workers' rights when reform measures are implemented. The current study is a mixture of doctrinal and non-doctrinal research. The Chi-Square Test is used to test seventeen variables selected from the previous literature research and current legislative provisions against alternative hypotheses. Various case studies are examined to verify the test results. It has been shown that militancy in the actions of trade unions emerges when employees are proactive and have a propensity towards protectionism on behalf of their members. In the majority of instances, there are no substantial differences amongst union members regardless of their political membership. In several cases, INTUC members and non-members have divergent opinions. Members of trade unions, regardless of their affiliation, are strongly opposed to any effort to change current legislative rules. It may be inferred that government machinery and employers, as significant parties in industrial conflicts, must take more responsibility for maintaining a congenial relationship.


INTUC, Disputes, Change, Industrial Relation, Trade Union


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How to Cite

Adhikary, S., & Banerjee, K. (2022). Role of Indian Trade Unions in Transition of Changes: A Contemporary Study. International Journal of Management and Human Science (IJMHS), 6(2), 22-29.