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QUESTIONNAIRE - A

FOR THE WORKER

1.

Name

a) Age
b) Designation
2.

Nature of the employment

a) Permanent
b) Temporary
c) Others
3.

Educational qualifications

a) Technical qualification if any


4.

Length of service

5.

a) Are you a member of any Trade Union

Yes (

No.(

b) If yes, name of your Trade Union


6.

If not, the reason is

a) No confidence in Union as T. U. Leaders


sacrifices workers cause for their ends.
b) Inability to pay monthly Subscription

c) Because of discouragement due to


inter union and Intra Union rivalries
7.

Are there any politicians as leaders of your T.U?

8.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

9.

Are there any nonpoliticians i.e. workers of your

: Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

corporation are leaders of T. U ?


10.

Are you satisfied with their performance

11.

Who according to, is performing better?

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Nonpolitical leaders (

a) If yes, in which matter?

Yes

) No (

Does your union hold General Body meetings :

Yes

) No (

If there are any instances that your union

Political leaders

Was misled by the political leader?

l3.

periodically?

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14.

Are you consulted by your union leaders

Yes

) No (

Yes

) No (

Yes

) No (

Yes

) No (

Yes

) No (

Yes

) No (

a) Mainly because of political connections

b) Mainly due to enmity among leaders

c) Both the above.

d) None of the above

a) To secure higher wages

b) To settle industrial disputes

particularly outsiders before the demands


are prepared ?
15.

Has your union called for a strike


for political reasons?

16.

Do you suggest that leaders should


be from workers alone?

17.

Are you satisfied with your


union functioning?

18.

Is it possible for your union to


Work without political leaders?
If not, why

19.

Our T.U. Act permits 1/3rd outsiders

in trade union leadership. Do you approve this?


20.

21.

Reasons for fragmentation of T. U.

What is the main object of your Union?

Give serial number in Order of preference

c) Influencing the Govt. as well as Management through


obtaining power
d) To protect workers interests
e) To protect the interests of the
federation to which it is affiliated
22.

Are you aware of the impact of economic reforms on the T. U movement?

23.

Do you suggest any measures to meet the crises relating to economic reforms
in Trade Union movement?

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QUESTIONNAIRE - B
For THE TRADE UNION LEADERS

1.

Name

2.

Age

3.

Educational qualifications

4.

Designation

5.

Category of employment if employed

6.

Name of the union

7.

Since how long you have been the

office bearer of the union?


8.

Is your union affiliated to any federation

9.

If yes, specify the reason why it is

Yes (

No(

affiliated to that federation


a) For fear of victimization

b) For bargaining power

c) Political parties contribute financial help

d) affiliation to the federation brings


status to the all workers
10)

If not, specify the reason

a) political leaders exploit the worker


b) In order to develop their union
without any dependency
c) Because of non-availability of
suitable federation which really
stands on behalf of the worker
d) In order to get support from all the workers
11.

12.

Have you got any training for

union Leader ship?

Yes (

) No (

Have you been a member of any

Yes (

) No (

political party or sympathizer?


13.

If yes to which party?

14.

What is your primary job?

: Political (

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15.

Do you periodically hold meetings and

discuss with workers about their problems?


16.

Do you have personal contact with

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

all your members?


17.

Do you feel that any training is

necessary for trade union leaders


18.

Do you feel that trade union leaders

should be from among the workmen


of the industry concerned?
19.

Do you consult the workers before

launching a strike?
20.

Have you organized processions,


demonstrations or strikes for
political reasons?

21.

Do you feel that Union is benefited by its


affiliation to national union or Federation?

22.

Have you ever been harassed or


victimized for your T. U. activities?

23.

24.

Why do some workers not join the union?

a) Afraid of hostile treatment from management

b) To get favor from management

c) No confidence in the T.U

d) Vexed with T.U Politics

Is political involvement necessary for effective


functioning of T.U.

25.

26.

There is critism that political connection led to fragmentation


of T.U movement. Do you agree with this view?

Yes (

) No (

Do you suggest any measures to prevent

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

Yes (

) No (

fragmentation?
27.

Political leaders are being criticized for taking


T. Us towards political ends. Do you agree
with this statement?

28.

Have you taken any steps to develop


internal leadership?
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29.

Do you encourage independent unions?

Yes (

) No (

30.

Are you satisfied about your union

Yes (

) No (

When you face a problem what will be your :

Yes (

) No (

functioning?
31.

first step?
a) Holding meeting of T.U. general body or exe. Committee
to gather their opinions and suggestions
b) Taking valuable suggestion of
political leaders who are in turn T.U leaders
c) Representing the problem to the Govt.in case the
T.U Federation is affiliated to ruling party.
d) Take a decision by myself
32.

What according to you, is the impact of new economic


policy on the T. U movement?

33.

Changes in ownership may bring not only changes in work organization and
employment, but also changes in trade union organization and trade union
dynamics. How will these changes affect them and what options do Trade
unions have to deal with them?

34.

Do you think that present Economic policy effects Freedom of association


guaranteed by Constitution and I.L.O?

35.

Do you think present Industrial situation demands the emergence of strong


non-political unions (bread and butter unions)?

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QUESTIONNAIRE - 'C'
For Management
(Depot Manager / Regional Manager (Law Officer) Personnel Officer)
1)

Name

2)

Age

3)

Designation

4)

Educational qualifications

5)

Do you think that unions are politically

motivated?
6)

Yes (

Do you face any problem from the

Yes (

What is the impact of inter union rivalry on :


industrial relations in R.T.C?

8)

What are the draw-backs of R.T.C.unions

9)

Union leaders should be from among

workers - do you agree?


10)

Can you explain briefly the disadvantages

of political connections?
11)

Is there any advantage of political

connection for the management


12)

In promoting harmonious relations,

what is your advise to union leaders?


13)

In view of present economic reforms do you

recommend strong trade unions without political control


14)

In view of economic reforms, what are the

challenges that the management and trade unions


are facing?
15)

Do you suggest any measures to overcome the changes


in this present industrial global situation
(Liberisation, Globalization, Privatization) ?

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No (

No (

outsiders in the union?


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