Trade unions in India

Trade unions in India

In India the Trade Union movement is generally divided on political lines. According to provisional statistics from the Ministry of Labour, trade unions had a combined membership of 24601589 in 2002. As of 2008, there are 11 Central Trade Union Organisations (CTUO) recognised by the Ministry of Labour. [http://www.labourfile.org/superAdmin/Document/113/table%201.pdf]

Recognised CTUOs

Political affiliation in brackets.
*All India Central Council of Trade Unions (Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation)
*All India Trade Union Congress (Communist Party of India)
*All India United Trade Union Centre (Socialist Unity Centre of India)
*Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)
*Centre for Indian Trade Unions (Communist Party of India (Marxist))
*Hind Mazdoor Sabha (socialists)
*Indian National Trade Union Congress (Indian National Congress)
*Labour Progressive Federation (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam)
*SEWA
*Trade Union Coordination Committee (All India Forward Bloc)
*United Trade Union Congress (Revolutionary Socialist Party)

Other trade union centres (incomplete list)

*Akhil Bharatiya Kamgar Sena (Akhil Bharatiya Sena)
*All India Centre of Trade Unions (Marxist Communist Party of India (United))
*All India Federation of Trade Unions (marxist-leninists)
*Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions (Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist))
*Anna Thozhil Sanga Peravai (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam)
*Bharatiya Kamgar Sena (Shiv Sena)
*Bharatiya Mazdoor Sabha (Provisional Central Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist))
*Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat (Janata Dal (United))
*Indian Confederation of Labour
*Indian Federation of Trade Unions (Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy)
*Kerala Trade Union Congress (Kerala Congress, KTUC(B) belongs to KC(B), KTUC(M) belongs to KC(M), etc.)
*Maharashtra General Kamgar Union (Kamgar Aghadi)
*New Trade Union Initiative
*Pattali Trade Union (Pattali Makkal Katchi)
*Socialist Trade Union Centre (SNDP)
*Swatantra Thozhilali Union (Indian Union Muslim League)
*Telugu Nadu Trade Union Council (Telugu Desam Party)
*Trade Union Centre of India (Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist))
*United Trade Union Congress (Bolshevik) (Revolutionary Socialist Party (Bolshevik))
*United Trade Union Congress (Marxist) (Revolutionary Socialist Party (Marxist))

Defunct trade union centres

*All India Centre for Trade Unions (Communist Marxist Party)
*Indian Federation of Labour (Royist)

See also

* List of trade unions in Indian tea gardens
* List of trade unions in the Singareni coal fields

References


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