Indian Trade Unions

From IE : The BJP-affiliated BMS and the Congress’s INTUC remain the top two unions in the country. CPM's CITU which was at the third spot now has been taken over by CPI’s AITUC, which increased its membership by over 24 lakh since 1989. The Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS) remains fourth largest, but is closer than ever to the third position.

CITU slips to the 5th position as has lost more than 82 per cent of its members in large states such as Punjab and Bihar, it’s losing its turf to other unions even in West Bengal. CITU had 8.70 lakh members out of 27 lakh workers in the state in 1989; now it has 11.27 lakh out of the 43.65 lakh workers. UTUC (LS) had 3.58 lakh members in 1989, but now has 10.66 lakh.


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