|05 July 2007|
|Ministry of Labour & Employment|
OVER 2.14 LAKH MANDAYS LOST IN INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES DURING JANUARY TO MARCH
More than 2.14 lakh mandays were lost due to work stoppages in 23 industrial disputes during January to March 2007. According to the returns received by the Labour Bureau from different State Labour Departments and Regional Labour Commissioners (Central), these disputes involved 14,920 workers. These include major industrial disputes in Rajasthan where there private sector units involving over 2,200 workers declared lock out. The cause of lock out in 2 units was dispute over wages and allowances while financial stringency was the cause in the third unit. Disputes involving a time-loss of 50 thousand or more mandays during the period under review or since the beginning of the dispute are classified as major disputes. 4,368 mandays were also lost in a non-industrial dispute involving 56 workers. All these disputes pertained to state sector.
Figures for 2007 are not strictly comparable with those for 2006 due to possible incomplete coverage
MLD/LK/L-78:(2.14 lakh mandays lost during Jan to March)(5.7.07)