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Trade Unions Influence on Wages during 2004/05 - 2011/12: Evidence from NSS Rounds

Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Volume 52 Issue 3

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Prashant Salwan & Hemant Rathod | Author(s) Affiliation: Prof. of Strategy and International Business, Indian Inst. of Mgt. Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Abstract

This paper looks into the influence of trade union-membership on wages of their members and also the non-union members in comparison to workers in enterprises without any union during 2004-05 to 2011-12. The findings indicate towards decline in the effectiveness of trade union-membership in enterprises with unions as the real wage gaps and unexplained wage gaps between union and non-union members declined. The relative wages of workers in non-unionized enterprises deteriorated. The effectiveness of trade union-membership on wages declined more in the case of low-wage, low-skill workers indicating declining focus of trade unions on them. Trade unions influence on wages became even less in public/private limited companies when compared to other enterprises.

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