Grievance Handling

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GRIEVANCE HANDLING Introduction It is a Universal fact that where ever human beings are involved, of certain there will be discontents and dissatisfaction, even though it may superbly be best managed organizations. But, it does not mean that by thinking so, the management can ignore the grievance of the employees. Accumulation of dissatisfaction may result in severe conflicts and litigations, hampering the peace and work, for which the majority of the human being aspires. Further, it is observed that some of the situation which could easily be otherwise avoided result in the form of grievances, damaging the very harmony of the organization. This is generally because of lack of concern for the employees, or due to lack of managerial…show more content…
The National Commission on Labour observed that “complaints” affecting one or more individual workers in respect of their wage payments, overtime, leave, transfer, promotion seniority, work assignment and discharge would constitute grievances. It is important to make a distinction between individual grievances and group grievances. If the issue involved relate to one or a few individual employees, it needs to be handled through a grievance procedure, but when general issues with policy implications and wider interest are involved they become the subject matter for collective bargaining. Reasons for Grievances Grievances occur for a variety of reasons: Economic Wage fixation, wage computation, overtime, bonus Employees feel they are getting less than what they ought to get Working Environment Poor working conditions, defective equipment and machinery, tools, materials. Supervision Disposition of the boss towards the employee perceived notions of favoritism, nepotism, bias etc. Work Group Need for Grievance Procedure Most grievances disturb the employee and affect their morale and performance. Supervisors may not have the proper training for grievance handling, So there is a need of a procedure. Serves as a check on the arbitrary actions of the management. Objectives of the Grievance Procedure To settle the grievances of the employees in the shortest possible time. To settle the grievances, at the
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