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LLB (Hons.)3 YEAR III Labour & Industrial

Law – I

 

 

LABOUR LAW- I

Part – A :

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: THE TRADE UNIONS ACT, 1926.

Module : 1: General – Evolution and Growth of Trade Unions in India

  • Historical reasons for the formation of combinations of workers, legal impediments
  • Constitutional freedom to form associations and unions – Constitution of India, Articles 19 (1) (c), (4) and 33
  • International Labour Organisation – its influence in bringing changes in national legislations.

Module :2: Trade Union – Definition, Registration and Recognition

Definitions of ‘trade union’, ‘workman’ and ‘trade dispute’ – The Trade Unions Act, 1926, sections2 (g) and (h), 3-13, 15, 22

Module :3: Immunities in trade disputes : Criminal and Civil

  • The Trade Unions Act. 1926, sections 17 and 18
  • The Indian Penal Code, sections 120-A, 120 –B

Part B :

INDUSTRIALRELATIONS : THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ACT

Module : 4 : ‘Industry’ – Conceptual Analysis

The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, section 2 (j)

Module : 5 : Industrial Dispute v. Individual Dispute – Contrast

The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, section 2 (k), 2A

Module : 6 : Concept of ‘Workman’

  • Distinction between contract for services and contract of service
  • Due control and super-vision test
  • Predominant nature of duty test
  • The Industrial Dispute Act, 1947, section 2 (s)

Module : 7 : ‘Strike’&‘Lock out’

  • Concepts, legality and justification
  • The Industrial Disputes Act – Sections 2(q), 2(l), 2(n), 10 (3), 10 A (3A), 22-28
  • The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
  • The Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1981

Module : 8 : ‘Lay off’ ‘Retrenchment’ & ‘Closure’

  • Analysis of the Concepts, Pre-requisites
  • The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, sections 2(cc). 2(kkk), 2(oo), Chapters VA, VB
  • The Industrial Employment(Standing Orders) Act,1946 

General Reading:

  1. Report of the National Commission on Labour(1969)
  2. Report of the Second National Commission on Labour (2002)

Prescribed Legislation: Industrial Relations are governed by the following enactment:

  1. The Trade Unions Act, 1926
  2. The Industrial Disputes Act. 1947
  3. The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946

Prescribed Books:

  1. B. Pai, Labour Law in India (2001)
  2. L.Malik, K.D. Srivastava’s Law Relating to Trade Unions and Unfair Labour Practices in India (4th ed., 2002, with Supplement 2003)
  3. C. Srivastava (Rev.)Labour Law and Labour Relations : Cases and Materials (Indian Law Institute, 2007)
  4. M. Rao, O.P. Malhotra’s The law of Industrial Disputes(6th ed., 2004)
  5. D. Srivastava, Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 (4th ed., 1998 with Supplement 2003)