Evolving Priorities in Collective Bargaining

Evolving Priorities in Collective Bargaining
As the country recovers from the pandemic's devastating effects, a new landscape has emerged for employee relations and collective bargaining in the Indian industrial sector. Not only this there is another side to the coin …

Impact of COVID-19 on Industrial Relations : The COVID-19 crisis caused widespread disruptions to businesses, leading to layoffs, salary cuts, and an overall downturn in economic activity. Many industrial sectors, such as manufacturing, construction, and hospitality, faced significant challenges. This turmoil strained the relationship between employers and workers, making collective bargaining even more critical in addressing the post-pandemic recovery.

Evolving Priorities in Collective Bargaining :

Health and Safety : The pandemic highlighted the importance of worker safety and health in industrial settings. In post-COVID collective bargaining, workmen’s unions and workers prioritize negotiating improved safety protocols, adequate protective gear, and enhanced health measures to prevent future outbreaks.

Job Security : The economic downturn resulted in job losses and increased job insecurity. Workers now seek stronger job protection measures and...

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Alok Kumar

currently is General Manager-HR, IR, Orient Paper Mills Amlai Shahdol (MP) (A Unit of CK Birla Group).

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Alok Kumar

currently is General Manager-HR, IR, Orient Paper Mills Amlai Shahdol (MP) (A Unit of CK Birla Group).

June 2024

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