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Schedule 2 – The Maharashtra Mathadi, Hamal and Other Manual Workers (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1969

The Maharashtra Mathadi, Hamal and Other Manual Workers (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1969






1. To interfere with, restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of their right to organise, form, join or assist a trade union and to engage in concerned activities for the purposes of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, that is to say –


(a) threatening employees with discharge or dismissal, if they join a union;


(b) threatening a lock-out or closure, if a union should be organised;


(c) granting wage increase to employees at crucial periods of union organisation, with a view to undermining the efforts of the union at organisation.


2. To dominate, interfere with, or contribute, support – financial or otherwise – to any union, that is to say –


(a) an employer taking an active interest in organising a union of his employees; and


(b) an employer showing partiality or granting favour to one of several unions attempting to organise his employees or to its members, where such a union is not a recognised union.


3. To establish employer sponsored unions.

4. To encourage or discourage membership in any union by discriminating against any employee, that is to say –


(a) discharging or punishing an employee because he urged other employees to join or organise a union;


(b) discharging or dismissing an employee for taking part in any strike (not being a strike which is deemed to be an illegal strike under this Act);


(c) changing seniority rating of employees because of union activities;


(d) refusing to promote employees to higher posts on account of their union activities;


(e) giving unmerited promotions to certain employees, with a view to sow discord amongst the other employees, or to undermine the strength of their union;


(f) discharging office-bearers or active union members, on account of their union activities.


5. To refuse to bargain collectively, in good faith, with the recognised union. 6. Proposing or continuing a lock-out deemed to be illegal under this Act.



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