Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
Finally, the constant changing of the labour force in individual establishments, which is associated with the present system, carries with it serious disadvantages, from the point of view both of the management and of the worker. It necessitates the continuous turnover of employees, many of whom may be entirely new to the particular factory and to its machines and methods of working, with a consequent loss of efficiency which reacts on both parties. It also places a serious obstacle in the way of establishing contact between employer and employed and of building up the sense of co-operation; and the worker who returns after a spell in the village has, in most cases, no guarantee of re-employment on his return. In fact, as we show later, his position in this respect has been getting generally weaker in recent years. Too often he finds it necessary to purchase his re-admission to industrial work at a time when his reserves of cash have either disappeared or been seriously depleted.