Category: Labour Law

Industrial Disputes and Individual Disputes under Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

By Palak Verma & Aditya Tomar “Editor’s Note: This paper discusses the concepts of industrial disputes and individual disputes under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.” Industrial Dispute-Sec. 2 (k) Industrial Dispute is “any dispute of difference between employers and employers or between employers and workmen; or between workmen and workmen, […]

Unionisation of sex workers in India

By Tarunya Shankar Editor’s note: India recently decriminalized prostitution, making the profession legal but retaining brothel ownership as illegal. This afforded protection to women from abuse, social stigma and the paper examines a rising need for unionization of the industry, allowing them a forum in which to voice their grievances. […]

An Incisive Analysis of Section 33A of The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 and Related Issues

Social and economic justice is the ultimate ideal for any industrial adjudication and the basis for this ideal lies in the guiding principles of social welfare, common good and the directive principles of state policy enshrined in the Constitution. The rationale behind legislation of Sec. 33 and Sec. 33A is to provide protection of an employee and a tribunal has jurisdiction to do complete justice between the parties with regard to the matter in dispute and also give such relief as the nature of the case may require. It seeks to protect the workmen concerned in the disputes which form the subject matter of the pending conciliation proceedings or proceedings by way of reference under Sec. 10 of the Act and to bring about the resolution of such disputes in a peaceful manner.