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JOINT MANAGEMENT COUNCILS

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D There are two distinct groups of
people in an undertaking:

D Managers performing managerial


functions. managers are held
responsible for the work of their
subordinates.

D Workers performing operative


functions. workers are accountable
only for their own work
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D carticipation may be defined as taking
part in sharing of power and status
between the managers and the
workers.
D Workers participation in management
seeks to bridge this gap authorising
workers to take part in the managerial
process.
D Thus, workers¶ participation in
management means giving scope for
workers to influence the managerial
decision making process at different
levels by various forms in the
organization.
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D JOINT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL: It
involves setting up of joint committees
represented by the workers and the
management to discuss and give
suggestions for improvement with
regard to matters of mutual interest.
The decisions of such committees are
not binding on either party, yet they
are implemented as they are arrived at
by mutual consultations. The subject-
matter of joint consultations includes
such problem areas as labour welfare,
safety measures, grievance redressal,
training, working hours, etc.

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D JMCs represent a higher form of workers
participation in management. The aim is to change
the social structure of enterprises from inside. They
lead the private sector to fit into the framework of
socialist order ± the idea that socialist order should
be achieved by gradual and peaceful changes.
¢ AN UNDERTAKING MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING
REQUIREMENTS FOR SETTING Uc JMCS:
D It must have 500 or more employees.
D It should have a fair record of industrial relations.
D It should have a strong and well organized trade
union.
D Willingness of employers, workers and trade
unions.
D The union should be affiliated to one of the central
federations.
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¢ All matters, such as, wages, bonus etc, which
are subjects for collective bargaining are
excluded from the scope of the council.
Individual grievances are also excluded from
its scope.


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