STATISTICS ON INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES, CLOSURES, RETRENCHMENTS
AND LAY-OFFS IN INDIA DURING THE YEAR, 2007
INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES IN THE
3.1 Analysis by Months: Statistics presented in Tables 3(I) (a) to 3(I) (f) relate to Industrial Disputes in the Public Sector by months.
3.1.1 Tables 3(I) (a) and 3(I) (b) show that a time-loss of 0.33 million mandays was recorded in the Public Sector both in State and Central Spheres, of which Central Sphere had a share of 0.33 million mandays. The number of disputes started during the month was highest (12) each in January and October, (8) each in June and September and (4) each in April and December. The lowest was (1) in August, 2007.
3.1.2 There was no case of Lockout reported from State and Central Spheres in Public Sector during, 2007.
3.2 Analysis by States: Tables 3(II) (a) to 3(II) (e) analyze Industrial Disputes in the Public Sector by States during the year 2007.
3.2.1 It may be seen from Table 3(II) (a) that out of the total number of disputes (68) in the Public Sector, West Bengal accounted for the highest number of disputes (14 or 20.59 per cent) and Tamil Nadu accounted for highest number of mandays lost (0.13 million mandays or 39.25 per cent) followed by Karnataka (0.05 million mandays or 14.61 per cent). Table 3(II) (d) reveals that in Central Sphere, west Bengal had the highest number of disputes (14) and Tamil Nadu accounted for the highest time-loss of 0.13 million mandays. Next in order was “Karnataka” State in Central Sphere accounted for the time-loss (0.05 million mandays or 14.61 per cent)
3.3 Analysis by Industries: Tables 3(III) (a) to 3(III) (c) present Industrial Disputes by Industries in Public Sector during the year 2007.
3.3.1 Table 3(III) (a) shows that during 2007, Financial intermediation except Insurance and Pension (Industry code 65 ) accounted for the highest number of disputes (34) involving 0.10 million workers and a time-loss of 0.11 million mandays followed by Industry “Posts and Telecommunication” (Industry code 64) accounted for (6) disputes involved 0.12 million workers and a time-loss of 0.12 million mandays. The Manufacturing Division (Industry code 15 to 37) accounted for a time-loss of 0.01 million mandays with an involvement of 0.01 million workers in 6 Industrial Disputes.
3.3.2 Out of the total 68 disputes in the Public Sector, the information on production loss was available in respect of 2 disputes only. The production loss per dispute, for which relevant information was available, worked out to Rs.6,17,53,296. The data on wage loss which pertain to 39 disputes show that the wages loss per dispute worked out to Rs.24,58,018,. The production loss and wages loss per strike ( Table 3(III) (b) ) for which relevant information was available worked out to the same aforesaid values as there was no case of Lockouts in Public Sector during the year 2007.
3.3.3 There was no case of Lockouts reported in Public Sector during, 2007
3.3.4 Table 3(III) (c) reveals that the ‘Banks’ in the Central Sphere accounted for the maximum number of disputes, i.e. 33 or 50.77 per cent of the total number of disputes. The highest time-loss of 0.12 million mandays or 36.96 per cent of the total time-loss was incurred in Posts & Telegraph Industry.
3.4 Analysis by Causes: Cause-wise distribution of data on industrial disputes, workers involved therein and mandays lost thereby during the year 2007 in Public Sector have been shown in Tables 3(IV)(a) and (b).
3.5.1 The “Govt. Economic Policy” accounted for the highest 55.42 per cent of the total time-loss of all disputes, followed by ‘Wages and Allowances” and ‘Others Reasons’ with 32.86 and 4.85 per cent respectively. The percentage of disputes owing to ‘Wages and Allowances’, ‘Charter of Demands’, and “Govt. Economic Policy” accounted for 76.47 per cent to the total number of disputes in Public Sector. The “Govt. Economic Policy” and “Wages & Allowances” recorded the highest percentage of time-loss of 56.14 and 33.07 per cent respectively in Public Sector in the Central Sphere during the year 2007.
3.6 Analysis by Duration: Table 3(V) presents the number of terminated disputes in Public Sector by duration during the year 2007. It may be seen that during the year 77.61 per cent of the total terminated disputes lasted for ‘A day or less’, while 17.91 per cent of the total terminated disputes lasted more than a day up to 5 days.