In the year 1960, due to the recommendation of the Textile Wage Board, worker gained a wage-rise of Rs. 8/- per month and it was followed by a sum of Rs. 2/- per month in 1962.
Move to Shake Workers' Faith:
The Textile Labour Association passed through a bit critical period •from'August 1956 to March 1957 on account of the agination' for ..the linguistic State of Maha-Gujaraat going on in. the 'city* The -workers of the city, however, remained loyal to the decision of the Parliament in spite of great provocation by the Communist .Party and members of other political groups. Their target was to annihilate, once for" all, the Textile Labour Associa-'tipn—theroot of the Gandhian constructive labour movement in .the country.
This attack continued for the whole decade in one form or another, but the workers' faith remained unshaken in the Gandhian philosophy of labour movement and it is no exaggeration to say that it emerged even stronger out of all these trials. The movement by the Communist Party and other political groups based on foul and unfair means of violence, hatred and untruth ultimately proved to be self-liquidating. ' Assembly Election of 1957: ••' ••
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- 'i • In the General Election of 1957 all the three candidates p^t up by the .Textile Labour Association on Congress ticket. Wfe elected'' to the Bombay State Legislative Assembly in, spite of gfeact agitation and hurdles put forth by the Communists and like-minded people. „
The two Parliament seats of the Ahmedabad City and District allotted to the Textile Labour Association were unfortunately lost.
-wbb» 'State^•Gujarat: .: .1 .•; ., ' . / ; ,.-• ,;,.'
. ; .,.A Biew ^tate,of;pujaral; was formed on the 1st of May ^^66, '^^rcftting, l^e, bilingual' State of ^Bombayi into the new States, of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
-<^ •[r.i The. Association started an intensive campaign ofcounterac-
-ting^yorkCTs ;in their: fi'esidentialiloicalities with, a view. to develop .theiri«nwafbi»dierstanding,'aBd ability 0$ working, together on the .ba»plof.;8eHC"h6lp, tfarpvgh the formation -of Seva Ma,ndals, (Cop^-