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1. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947:
(Central Act from 01-04-47)
This Act provides for investigation and settlement
of industrial disputes.
This Act applies to all establishments and undertakings carrying on any
systematic activity by co-operation between an employer and his workmen for the
production, supply or distribution of goods or services.
All units located in Karnataka, both in Public and Private Sectors are
The industrial peace and harmony is maintained in the State of Karnataka under
the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
The Act provides for investigation and settlement of industrial disputes
through Conciliation, Board of Conciliation, Labour Courts, Industrial
Tribunals, National Industrial Tribunals, Arbitrators, etc.
Sections 22 to 25 of the Act covers all aspects of strikes
& lockouts. Unfair
labour practices on the part of employers and employees
covers under Section 25 – T & 25 – U.
Certain industries will be declared to be Public
Utility Services under the Act by the Government.
In case of strike or lockout in respect of industries declared as Public
Utility Services, prior notice is compulsory
either by employees or by management, respectively.
39 industries are declared as PUS and included in the First Schedule to
the Act. IT Software Establishments and 100% EOU are declared as PUS for a
period of 2 years:
under the Act:
5 schedules appended to the Act are:
Transport (other than Railways) for the carriage of passengers or
goods (by land or water);
Iron and steel;
Service in Hospitals and Dispensaries;
Fire Brigade Service;
The Manufacture, marketing and distribution of petroleum products
Engineering Industry (manufacturing machine tools)
Iron Ore mining;
Any service in, or in connection with the working of any major
port or dock
Service in Uranium Industry
Special Purpose machine manufacturing Industry;
Aeronautical Engineering Industry;
Bread and Bakery Industry
Yeast manufacturing Industry
Industry Generating Power;
Elevator Industry (installation and service section)
National Airport Authority;
Karnataka State Co-operative Apex Bank Limited;
Information Technology / Software Establishments;
Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) and 100% Export Oriented
Agro Food Processing Industries (Set up in Agro Food Parks);
Electronics and Telecommunications;
Automobiles & Auto Components to manufacturing Industries.
Matters within the jurisdiction of Labour Courts
Matters within the jurisdiction of Industrial Tribunals
Matters of conditions of service for change of which notice is
to be given.
Matters which constitutes unfair labour practices
Disputes (Central) Rules, 1957 – applicable to Union Territories and States in
relation to certain matters.
Disputes (Karnataka) Rules, 1957, which applies to all the units in the State of
Level Tripartite Committee:
A State Level Tripartite Committee is re-constituted vide
Government Order No. LD 12 LMW 2000, dated 07-07-2000, to share information and
exchange views and ideas pertaining to Industrial relations and thereby evolve
consensus with a view to ensure industrial harmony and peace in the State with
the following members:
Hon’ble Minister for Labour
The President or his nominee, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),
No. 604, North Block Rear Wing, Manipal Centre, 47, Dickenson Road,
Bangalore – 42.
The President or his nominee, Federation of Karnataka Chamber of
Commerce & Industry, P B No.
9496, K G Road, Bangalore –
The President or his nominee, Greater Mysore Chamber of Industry, No.
14, Cunningham Road, Bangalore-52.
The President or his nominee, Karnataka Small Scale Industries
The President or his nominee, Canara Chamber of Commerce &
Industry, Karnataka Chamber Building, Mangalore.
The President or his nominee, Karnataka Chamber of Commerce &
Industry, Karnataka Chamber Building, Hubli – 573 201.
The President or his nominee, Mysore Chamber of Commerce &
Industry, No. 54, D Devaraja Urs Road, Mysore – 570 001.
The President or his nominee, All India Trade union Congress (AITUC),
No. 25, Ist Floor, 4th Cross Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore-3.
The President or his nominee, Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), No. 6,
Corporation Building, SC Road, Bangalore-9.
The President or his nominee, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU),
The President or his nominee, Karnataka State National Centre for
Labour & Construction Workers’ Union, No. 19, 6th Cross,
Pukkaraj Layout, Audugodi post, Bangalore-36.
The President or his nominee, Hind Mazdoor Kissan Panchayat (HMKP),
Karnataka, No.5, Myrtle Lane, Bangalore – 25.
The President or his nominee, Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), No.9, Margosa
Road, 14th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore – 3.
The President or his nominee, Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC),
G-5, Brigade Links, No.54/1, Ist Main Road, Seshadripuram, Bangalore- 20.
The Director or his nominee, Indian Institute of Management,
Bannerughatta Road, Bangalore-76.
The Director or his nominee, National Law School of India University,
Secretary to Government, Labour Department;
Commissioner & Director, Commerce & Industries Department;
Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce;
Secretary, Law Department;
Director-General of Police;
Commissioner of Labour;
Director of ESIS (Medical) Services;
Director, Department of Employment & Training;
Director, Department of Women and Child Welfare;
Chief Inspector of Factories & Boilers;
Labour Commissioner (IR) – Member Secretary.