What is Go Slow under labor law? Explain in detail

(1) Introduction

Go-slow means an organized, deliberate and . purposeful slowing down of normal output of work by a body of workers in a concerted manner and which is not due to any mechanical defect, break-down of machinery, failure or defect in power supply or in supply of normal materials and spare parts of machinery.

(2) Industrial Establishment

According to Industrial and Commercial Employment Standing Order, following points are important for explanation of industrial establishment:

(i) Payment of Wages Act

(ii) Factories Act

(iii) Railways Act

(iv) Establishment of contractor

(v) Establishment of person

 

(i) Payment Of Wages Act

It means an industrial establishment, which has been defined in clause (ii) of Section No. 2 of Payment of Wages Act.

(ii) Factories Act

It means a factory, which has been defined in clause (j) of Section No. 2 of Factories Act.

(iii) Railways Act

It means a railway, which has been defined in clause (4) of Section No. 3 of Railways Act.

(iv) Establishment Of Contractor

It means establishment of a contractor, who directly or indirectly employs workmen in connection with execution of a contract to which he/she is a party, and includes those premises in which any process, which is connected with such execution, is carried on. Even it also includes that site at which any process, which is connected with such execution, is carried on.

(v) Establishment Of Person

It means establishment of a person, who directly or indirectly employs workmen in connection with any construction industry

(3) Compulsory Group Insurance

According to Industrial and Commercial Standing Order, following points are important for explanation of compulsory group insurance:

(i) Insurance of permanent workmen

(ii) Responsibility of employer for payment

(iii) Amount of insurance

(iv) Failure of employer

(v) Settlement of claim

 

(i) Insurance Of Permanent Workmen

Employer is to have his/her all permanent workmen insured against natural death and disability and death and injury, which can arise out of those contingencies, which have not been covered by Workmen’s Compensation Act or Provincial Employees Social Security Ordinance.

(ii) Responsibility Of Employer For Payment

In all cases, employer is responsible for payment of amount of premia and for all those administrative arrangements, which he/she carries out himself/herself or which insurance company carries out.

(iii) Amount Of Insurance

Amount for which each workman is insured should not be less than that amount of compensation, which has been specified in Schedule IV of Workmen’s Compensation Act.

(iv) Failure Of Employer

When employer fails to have his/her permanent workman insured and such workman suffers death or injury, employer is to pay that sum of money, which would have been payable by insurance company if such workman had been insured. In case of death of workman, such sum of money should be paid to heirs of deceased workman. And in case of injury, such sum of money should be paid to injured workman.

(v) Settlement Of Claims

All claims of injured workman or deceased workman’s heirs for recovery of money should be settled in that manner, which has been provided for determination and recovery of compensation under Workmen’s Compensation Act.

(5) Arbitrator

Arbitrator means that person, who is appointed as an arbitrator under Punjab Industrial Relations Act.

(6) Industry

Industry means any business, trade, manufacture, calling, service, employment or occupation of producing goods or services for sale, but set ups for charitable purposes are excluded.

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