THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ACT, 1947

Purpose & Object

Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 has been enacted to provide machinery for peaceful resolution of Industrial Disputes and to promote harmonious relation between employers and workers

Applicability

> The coverage of Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 extends to whole of India

 > Applicable to all industrial and commercial establishments

 > Covers all workers and supervisors drawing salaries up to Rs. 1600/- per month

 > Not applicable to person employed in managerial and administrative capacities


Main Provisions

 Defines terms ‘Industry’, ‘Industrial Dispute’, ‘Lay-off’, ‘Strike’, ‘Lockout’, ‘Retrenchment’, ‘Trade Union’ etc

 Provides machinery for investigation and settlement of ‘Industrial Disputes’ through Works Committees, Conciliation Officers, Boards of Conciliation, Courts of Inquiry, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals, voluntary Arbitration and Collective Bargaining

 Provides for setting-up of 'Grievance Settlement Authority’ (GSA) in certain establishments

 Provides for notice of change in employment conditions

 Provides Strike, Lockout & Retrenchment procedures

 Provides for Lay-off & Retrenchment Compensation

 Provides for Compensation to workmen in case of transfer of undertakings

 Protection of workmen during pendency of proceedings

 Provides for Right to Appeal

 Provides for Reopening of Closed Undertakings

 Lays down provisions regarding Unfair Labour Practices

 Provides Obligations & Rights of Employees

Services We Offer

We are Industrial & Labour Law Consultants and at PCS, we provide following services in relation to the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947:
 Providing day to day consultancy on matters pertaining to Industrial Disputes Act
 Assistance to the Management in the proceedings of Works Committees, Conciliation Officers, Boards of Conciliation, Courts of Inquiry, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals, Arbitration
 Preparing Proposal on behalf of the Management to be placed during the process of Mediation / Collective Bargaining
 Negotiating on behalf of the Management against the claims of the Trade Unions
 Assisting in the process of Industrial Dispute Resolution upon invitation of the parties to act as independent 3rd Party in the event of requirement of professional reference
 Assistance in setting-up of ‘Grievance Settlement Authority
 Assistance to the Management in ensuring / complying various provisions of the Act related to disclosures, notices, displays, etc.
 Assistance in Reopening of Closed Undertakings
 Assistance in settling compensation issues in case of transfer of undertakings
 Replying / Satisfying Show Cause Notices issued under the Act
 Assisting the Management during the Inquiries conducted under the Act
Filing / defending Appeals under the Act