—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.
—Human resource management, trade unions,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.