Role of Trade Unions in Settlement of Industrial Disputes through Collective Bargaining

Authors

  • Aakash Y Raj School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Deepa Rani V Salian SDM Law College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Keywords:

Collective Bargaining, Trade Union, Industry, Employer, Worker

Abstract

The terms and conditions of employment of workers are regulated by agreements,  between their bargaining agents and the employers. The system of collective bargaining may vary a great deal between countries, industries, points of time, and even individual plants. Thus, the obligation to bargain collectively is mutual and so the union, as well as the employer, is under the duty to bargain, that the parties are required to meet at reasonable times and confer in good faith and negotiate an agreement which should be reduced to writing and should be signed by parties on request and that either party is required to agree to a proposal or to make a concession.Collective bargaining is useful from the standpoint of management, trade unions, and workers. Among workers, it develops a sense of responsibility and self-respect if it works well and thus contributes to a great extent to employee morale and productivity. The growth of collective bargaining is associated with the recognition of trade unionism. With the growth of trade unions and industrialization the scope of collective bargaining also expands. The article revolves around the role of Trade Unions in the settlement of disputes between the employer and workers through a collective bargaining process which results in the peaceful settlement of Industrial Disputes.

Author Biographies

Aakash Y Raj, School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Deepa Rani V Salian, SDM Law College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

SDM Law College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Published

2021-07-01

How to Cite

Y Raj, A., & Rani V Salian, D. (2021). Role of Trade Unions in Settlement of Industrial Disputes through Collective Bargaining. Christ University Law Journal, 10(2). Retrieved from https://journals.christuniversity.in/index.php/culj/article/view/3248