Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
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Such success as the Act has had must, we think, be attributed in the main to its extreme precision and to the special machinery set up for its administration. But the attitude of many employers and of a number of sympathisers with labour has been an important contributory cause. The larger employers, with whom the Act is at present mainly concerned, have generally shown great readiness to comply with its provisions, and have been reluctant to contest cases. Insurance organisations have been of great assistance, particularly in the large cities, and one of the most important employers' associations has been successful in operating a system of mutual insurance. On the other side, although the majority of trade unions have not yet realised the opportunities of useful work which the Act affords, some of them have done what they could on behalf of workmen; and their efforts have been supplemented by other sympathisers including, in at least one centre, a group of lawyers undertaking cases without remuneration.