The On The Oil Industry

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3.2.3 FRAMEWORK OF THE IR POLICIES IN THE DOWNSTREAM OIL INDUSTRY
The petroleum technology and the work culture that was brought by the British and American oil companies were very new to the workers and the employees in India. It took them some time to adopt the work culture but they started restraining from the British and the Americans. This is how they started organizing themselves into trade unions and seeked for legal actions instead of resorting to strikes because they were new. Like any other industry, the oil industry also faced with the problem of multiplicity of trade unions but there were only two trade unions namely the NPWU affiliated to INTUC and AIPWF affiliated to AITUC which sat for collective bargaining only for a long time settlement at the national level. The workers organized themselves with internal unions at various locations but they ultimately fell under the umbrella of NPWU and AIPWF.
Collective bargaining in the oil industry had its own special features because the private companies followed the two-tier system and their agreements were bipartite in nature under the section 12 (3) of the ID Act. The workers in the oil industry hardly attended and took part in any of the union meetings or activities. Most of the workers did not get themselves involved in the union activities and meetings because they thought it might bring adverse effect on their careers (P. L. Rao). The workers pay and promotions opportunities were quite better off.

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