MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT IN INDIA: MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT IN INDIA PRESENTED BY, AKHIL KHAN P PowerPoint Presentation: “ If the trade union movement is not united and strong enough to achieve its objectives, the industrial structure to be built in India on the basis of full-fledged socialist democracy would not have firm foundations and state, in spite of its best ideals and design, would find it difficult to ensure fundamental rights to the working class” V.V. Giri Veteran trade union leader Some measures that can strengthen the trade union movement in India: Some measures that can strengthen the trade union movement in India Maintaining Unity: - Past experiences indicate that multiplicity of unions, political rivalries, disunity among the rank of workers, etc. have been responsible for lack of strength of trade unions in India. Unity in the movement is, therefore, a necessity because “Unity is the strength”. Unity in trade unions can be striken and maintained in different ways : PowerPoint Presentation: All workers should join hands to form a single union to represent all their demands. All unions with different political affiliations should have one policy, one programme, one objective and one objective and one method for the labour movement. 2. Free from political Influence: 2. Free from political Influence At present, trade union leadership is in the hands of politicians who have more concern for their political ideologies than for the interest of working class. This has weakened the labour movement. Therefore, one way to strengthen the trade union movement is the provision of leaders from the ranks of the workers themselves. These union leaders should be full- time paid officers of the unions having qualities such as literate, organizing capacity, hardworking, cool in temper and patience. 3. Workers’ Education : 3. Workers’ Education Trade union have confined their attention to its members’ demand only. It is now high time for trade unions to assume the responsibility of inculcating in the workers a sense of descipline and responsibility to perform their jobs satisfactorily. 4. Adequacy of funds : 4. Adequacy of funds Particularly, small-sized firms suffer from their weak financial position. On account of poor financial resources, the workers movement/ strikers did not prolong and ended in failure. Therefore, the maintenance of strike funds by the union is a necessity. 5. Welfare Activities for Workers:: 5. Welfare Activities for Workers: Along with efforts to improve the financial status, the trade unions may effectively start activities such as the provision of day school for children, crèches at work place, night school for adults, reading rooms, libraries, co-operative stores, gymnasiums, etc. PowerPoint Presentation: THANK YOU!