STATISTICS ON INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES, CLOSURES, RETRENCHMENTS
AND LAY-OFFS IN INDIA DURING THE YEAR, 2007
The Statistics must aid in decision making, policy formulation planning and describing a social, economic and political phenomena besides explaining the trends in social and economic variables. They also enable establishing cause and effect relationships. The statistics on work-stoppages collected under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, brings out the industrial relations scenario in the country and pinpoints the decision areas and irritants to be avoided in industrial relations.
The current edition of the “Statistics on Industrial Disputes, Closures, Retrenchments and Lay-offs” presents statistics of Industrial Disputes resulting in temporary work-stoppages, permanent closures, retrenchments and lay-offs during the calendar year 2007. By and large, the shape and content of the publication conforms the pattern followed for the previous years. Our efforts have always been to present up-to-date information on Industrial Disputes, Closures, Retrenchments and Lay-offs for use and reference by all who are interested in the study of Industrial Relations Scenario in the Country. Thus, the statistics presented serve as a baro-meter to measure the Industrial relations scenario in the country. The statistics compiled in this volume is supplied by the Labour Commissioners of the States and the Regional Labour Commissioners (Central) voluntarily on monthly basis. However, the work of bringing out this volume is delayed because of the delay in the receipt of primary data from some State and Central Agencies. Nevertheless the Bureau has been making every effort to reduce this time lag, to the extent possible by eliciting supplementary information from the source agencies through correspondence and personal visit etc.
To establish harmonious relations between the owners of industry and their workmen, the planners and decision makers, whether in industry or government, need historical data and information on industrial conflicts and their causes. To satisfy this need, Labour Bureau brings out annually its publication on Industrial Disputes and Closures, Retrenchment and Lay-Offs in industries in India.
In order to establish cordial and harmonious relations between the owners of industry and their workmen, the planners and decision makers, whether in industry or government, need historical data and information on industrial conflicts and their causes. To satisfy this need, Labour Bureau brings out annually its publication on Industrial Disputes, Closures, Retrenchment and Lay-offs in industries in India.
I express my sincere thanks to the State Governments as well as the Regional Labour Commissioners (Central) for their cooperation in furnishing the required data. I also place on record my appreciation for the work done by the team of officers and officials in Labour Bureau in compiling the data and bringing out the present edition of the publication.
I shall be highly thankful for any suggestion for improving the scope, content and presentation of the publication.
Shimla Director General