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Title: Bombay Dock Labour Board 1948-1994: From insecurity to security to insecurity
Authors: Noronha, Ernesto
Keywords: Dock Labour Board
Security of Employment
Safety of Labour
Workers Social Security
Issue Date: Dec-2001
Publisher: Economic and Political Weekly
Abstract: In pre-independent India, dock workers enjoyed little security of employment. Not only was work intermittent, there were no safety provisions while wages varied from contractor to contractor. With the setting up of the Bombay Dock Labour Board, a modicum of social security was provided for against sudden economic crises and during times of recession. Since the 1980s however, changes that included the emergence of JNPT, subsontracting of workers, new modes of work, implementation of retirement schemes, among other measures have resulted in financial difficulties for the board. This paper deliberates on the conditions of labour that existed in ports of the pre-independence period and then seeks to analyse the impact of globalisation in context of the dock workers.
Description: Economic and Political Weekly, December 29, 2001.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/162
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