Globalization and Industrial Relation: Quite Entry of Labour Standard

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GLOBALIZATION AND INDUSTRIAL RELATION: QUITE ENTRY OF LABOUR STANDARD

* M.VENKATALAKSHMI **S.KRISHNAKUMARI

ABSTRACT

To understand the range of Industrial Relation challenge that employers and their organizations are likely to face in Asia and pacific during the next decade, it is necessary to appreciate the current as well as historical factors which have shaped and are sharpening such relations in the region. The early ministerial of WTO invariably found the west demanding core labour standards be brought under the ambit of trade negotiations. It is tempting to see this as a victory for India since this country had led the opposition to linking labour standards to trade negotiations.

During the 1990’s, the new demand of international competition and dramatic advance in technology- the force of globalization -have charged substantially the nature and operations of the ‘market place’, and how the production is organized in many industries across the world. Individual enterprises are now being required to innovate to provide “the right product, at the right price and time”.

Globalization is emphasis the importance of Industrial Relation to as highlighting old tension among, government and social partners. It has also brought with it a number of strategic opportunities, if the parties can take advantage of them to improve the prospects of enterprise and workers and to position the region for a period of continuing strong economic growth and development in the 21st century.

Increasing International economic interdependence has disturbed traditional Industrial Relation arrangements in several broad ways. Such arrangements have normally been confined to circumstances created by national market “but globalization has fundamentally changed and considerably expanded the boundaries of market place”.

Globalization is having a contradictory impact on Industrial Relation. It is accelerating economic interdependence between countries on an intra and inter-regional basis and encouraging similarities in approach by individual enterprises in competitive market. This may lead to source convergence in Industrial Relation around the world.

The paper entitled “Globalization and Industrial Relation: Quite entry of Labour Standards” throws light on the impact of globalization on Industrial Relation and labour standards. It also enumerates the challenges and opportunities faced by the employers since the labour standards have entered quietly in India.

* M.VENKATALAKSHMI, **S.KRISHNA KUMARI

Assistant Professor Lecturer

E-mail:gm_laxmi@rediffmail.com Email:shankumarimba@gmail.com

Vivekanandha institute of Information and management studies, Elayampalayam,
Tiruchengode.

GLOBALIZATION AND INDUSTRIAL RELATION: QUITE ENTRY OF LABOUR STANDARD

* M.VENKATALAKSHMI **S.KRISHNAKUMARI

Introduction

Whatever happens to labour standards, the early ministerial of WTO invariably found the best demanding core labour standards be brought under the ambit of trade negotiations. Over the last decades or so the issue has completely fallen off the ladder. It is tempting to see this as a victory for India since this country had led the opposition to linking labour standards to trade negotiations but if we look at the local unit of global circuits, another, rather less flattering explanation stares in the face. The west has simply found another more direct means of imposing core labour standards in the manufacture of goods sold in the international market.

Indian manufacturers for, say, the global government market operates in conditions that are totally dominated by the buyers. The buyers in turn are very wary of what stories of their product being manufactured with child labour, or the other unethical labour...
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