• ISSN: 2010-023X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Trade, Economics and Financ.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2014 Vol.5(1): 88-92 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2014.V5.346

Human Resource Management and Trade Unions (HRMTU)

Sudhansh Kumar Sharma and Beena Sharma
Abstract—In this paper an attempt is being made to concentrate on the problem of managing human resource, mainly the outside interference in the affairs of trade unions. Questions regarding the politicization of trade unions and problems arising thereof are also discussed. Though the activities and operational methods of trade unions in India have always been affected by the political thoughts and preferences, today’s trend is alarming. Trade Unions are now generally linked to political parties, hence now they can seldom take decisions entirely by themselves. A big factor that contributes to the politicization of trade unions is inadequate education and training. Many labour leaders cannot understand the technicalities and intricacies inherent in the system and it is not unnatural on their part to fall into the hands of crafty politicians. Hence providing proper education and training to the workers and their leaders is very necessary. Moves to restrict and reduce the proportion of outside leadership in trade unions may be another constructive measure. It is also pointed out that though the politicization of trade unions cannot be stopped completely, it can be considerably checked. Such a measure would not only ensure better labour-management relations, but would also facilitate healthier industrial relations.

Index Terms—Human resource management, trade unions, politicization, unionism.

Sudhansh Kumar Sharma and Beena Sharma are with the Department of Commerce, Jagdish Saran Hindu Post Graduate College, Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, PIN 244221 India (e-mail: sudhansh.1957@gmail.com, sube357@yahoo.co.in).


Cite:Sudhansh Kumar Sharma and Beena Sharma, "Human Resource Management and Trade Unions (HRMTU)," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.5, no.1, pp. 88-92, 2014.

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