Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
Where the jobbers are in the habit of exacting a bribe on all fresh engagements, it is to their interest to secure that such engagements are numerous. As some employers pointed out to us, there is a close connection between bribery and turnover, and we believe that the jobbers are responsible for much of the apparent restlessness of the operative, and his movements from factory to factory. Further, as few mills are willing to recognise a worker on his return from a holiday as an old employee, there is no reason why he should feel any loyalty to a particular mill. We consider that employers generally should recognise the need and the value of the holidays taken by so many workers. We recommend that workers should be encouraged to apply for definite periods of leave, and should go with a promise that on their return at the proper time they will be able to resume their old work. The mere grant of regular leave, even when no allowance is attached to it, would mark a great advance on the present system.
It would give the worker an increased sense .of security and of attachment to a particular factory, and greater efficiency would follow.