issues, Manu Subedar, a renowned economist and expert in business management, was nominated as arbitrator on behalf of the workers.
The arbitration proceedings continued for two years. As there was no agreement between two arbitrators, the differing awards were .submitted to the umpire, Jutice S. S. Patkar of Bombay H^gb Court. However, the whole dispute was at length settled amicably by the mediation of Mahatma Gandhi on January 13, 1935 at Delhi, and this agreement is known as the famous Delhi-Agreement. Under the Agreement, the wage-• cut was reduced 6-om 25%'to 6|%. Conditions of rationlisation with higher pay for higher workload were settled. The Agreement a.teo effected the standardization in the rates of weavers' wages'^vhich formerly varied from mill to mill.,
Sole pj Arbitrator:
This decade was a period of stress and strain for the Textile Labour Association. The principle of arbitration accepted by both the Associations was also put to trial on several occasions when the arbitratbrygave differing awards. As, a matter of facto, 'the wcctiss of the arbitration system Was dye' t6 fne' per-setbdity of arbitrators like Sheth Mangaldas Girdhardas on'behalf ' of the Ahmedabad, Millowhers' 'Association and Maha'tma GandHi^on behalf of the Textile Labour Association. The role' of Umpire also deserves compliments. Great personalities like Dr. Anandshankte Dhruva, Pandit Madari Mohan Malavia, F. X. De'souza, Diwan Bahadur Krishnalal Zaveri, Justice Mad-gaonkar and Justice S. S. Patkar, rendered very valuable services to the cause of industrial peace. Ahmedabad workers and in-dusjtry, can never forget the role played by these great luminaries o^ .social Justice* During , this decade, the achievements', of Tex»-ti^.^kbour. Association in the social sphere took roots, and the instifu,tion icatering to the social and; cultural needs of-: workers. got further impetus and various activities for workers': welfare were ^in^ertaken.;; The. Union covered :all aspects both, at work-place and outside. For the .organization this was indeed a decade of expansion.
Union's Entry in Civic Administration:
In •1924, the brganised Workers of Ahmedabad decided to/ send "their representatives in the civic body of the city. A Hari-jari 'wotker frotpi the spinning department named Kacharabhai Bhagat contested the'election and he-was elected from Saraspur Ward. His proposer'ahd seconder were rion-Harijan workers.