CONTENTS<br />1 . Introduction to trade unions<br />2 . Indian National Trade Union Congress<br />3 . New Mangalore Port Staff Association ( HMS )<br />4 . Karnataka Port and Dock Workers Union ( HMS )<br />5 . Other trade unions at NMPT and Conclusion<br />
INTRODUCTION TO TRADE UNIONS<br />A trade union is an organization of workers that have banded together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions.<br />The trade union, through its leadership, bargains with the employer on behalf of union members and negotiates labour contracts (collective bargaining) with employers. <br />The inability of the parties to reach an agreement may lead to industrial action, ending in either strike or lockout, or binding arbitration.<br />
INTRODUCTION TO TRADE UNIONS<br />At present there are twelve Central Trade Union Organizations in India .<br />NMPT has 6 local trade unions affiliated to 4 national trade unions .<br />1) Canara Port Workers Union ( Stevedores ) : INTUC<br />2) Canara Dock Workers Union : INTUC<br />3) New Mangalore Port Staff Association : HMS<br />4) Karnataka Dock & General Workers Union : HMS<br />5) BMS<br />6) AITUC<br />
INTRODUCTION TO TRADE UNIONS<br />Trade Unions Act, 1926 provides for the registration of the Trade Unions with the Registrars of Trade Unions of their territory. <br />Any 7 or more members of a trade union may apply for the registration of the Trade Union under the Act. <br />These registered Trade Unions are required to submit annual statutory return to the Registrar regarding their<br /> 1. General Funds<br /> 2. Income/Expenses<br /> 3. Assets/Liabilities<br />
Is a registered and recognized trade union.</li></li></ul><li>CANARA STEVEDORING WORKER’S UNION<br /><ul><li>A registered trade union at NMPT affiliated to INTUC .
Has women members in the trade union and has a woman trade union leader .
The labor officer is in charge of conducting elections of trade union leader.
Election is done as the random verification process , wherein , only a randomly chosen subset of employees cast their votes .</li></li></ul><li>CANARA STEVEDORING WORKER’S UNION<br /><ul><li>MrSadashivaShetty is the Current General Secretary of the CSWU.
Overall decisions for any purpose are taken in National Level Agreements by the 12 Trade Union Leaders at INTUC
For a strike to be called 2/3rds majority of members is mandatory.</li></li></ul><li>CANARA STEVEDORING WORKER’S UNION<br /><ul><li>Trade Union Leaders do participate in General Elections if they feel like it .
If a rival trade union has problems which does not concern INTUC , INTUC provides moral support.
INTUC believes in the peaceful way of resolving issues.</li></li></ul><li>REASONS WHY LABOURERS CALL FOR STRIKES OR LOCKOUTS<br /><ul><li>unfair labor practices by the management.
the issue was solved with an increase in employee wages by Rs2800 .</li></li></ul><li> Hind MazdoorSabha<br />
NEW MANGALORE PORT STAFF<br /> ASSOCIATION<br />
ABOUT NMPSA<br />NMPSA is a trade union at NMPT, which was registered in 1977 <br />It is currently managed by General secerateryMrRamachandraRao<br />It is affiliated to the All India Port and Dock Workers Union headed by S R Kulkarni , and also to the Hind MazdoorSabha ( HMS ) <br />
WHY NMPSA?<br />To provide better working conditions for its members<br />To provide provision of benefits to members<br />To identify worker’s problems <br />To solve the worker’s problems by putting it forth before the management<br />To create equivalence value to the workers<br />
WORKING OF NMPSA<br />Currently NMPSA has 360 registered members <br />Each member contributes Rs 120 from his salary for the month of January<br />These amount is used for the welfare of members<br />Their premises is provided by NMPT<br />
MODE OF ELECTING THE UNION LEADERS<br />Election is through first nominating people for the role of trade union leader <br />And then the elections<br />But surprisingly for the past 10 years, there has been no election <br />Women trade union leaders exist , but not at NMPT .<br />
PERFORMANCE OF NMPSA <br />According to MrRamachandraRao , trade union relations at NMPT have been generally good in recent years<br />Because of cooperative management , in recent years there were no big issues like conflicts, strikes ; non violence actions happened in NMPT<br />
KARNATAKA DOCK AND PORT <br />WORKERS UNION<br />
KARNATAKA DOCK AND GENERAL WORKERS UNION<br />Affiliated to All India Port and Dock Workers Unionand the Hind MazdoorSabha.<br />Affiliated at the international level to the International Transport Workers Federation , London .<br />Currently headed by MrDineshAcharand has 248 workers / members in its roster . The trade union leader is elected every year during the Annual General Body Meeting .<br />
KARNATAKA DOCK AND GENERAL WORKERS UNION<br />There is an Assured Career Progress Scheme where in after working for 10 years , an employee will be compulsorily promoted to the next grade . Similarly after 20 years , 30 years etc .<br />The HMS collectively was responsible for this implementation at NMPT . <br />
KARNATAKA DOCK AND GENERAL WORKERS UNION<br />A certain amount is collected each year during January from each member as membership fees for financing the activities of the trade union .<br />The KDGWU believes in peaceful resolution of issues between the management and the employees and its overall relationship with the management is cordial .<br />
KARNATAKA DOCK AND GENERAL WORKERS UNION<br />According to MrDineshAchar , a trade union leader takes up issues pertaining to employees working conditions , pay , holidays , discrimination etc and brings it to the notice of the management . <br />Then collective bargaining is done so as to reach an agreement between the management and the employees .Strikes may be called if management is adamant , but the trade union would rather report it to the State Labour Commissioner at Mangalore for conciliation .<br />
Was the central trade union organization of workers of India
Communist in philosophy .</li></li></ul><li>RECENT PROTEST IN NMPT BY TRADE UNIONS<br />BY:<br /> New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) dock workers led by BMS and AITUC .<br />DEMANDS:<br />to increase the retirement age to 60<br />to add fifty per cent of DA while making salary payment with effect from 2005<br />to make interim payment on a fixed rate from 2007<br />to abandon the privatization of major ports. <br />Result was favorable to employees<br />
CONCLUSION<br /><ul><li>Faith in the non violent ( Gandhian ) approach