Three Bills on labour reforms tabled in Lok Sabha


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 19

The authorities on Saturday launched three Bills on labour reforms. The Congress and Left events have demanded that these be despatched to the standing committee on labour.

‘Provision discriminatory’

The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, doesn’t have particular provisions to safeguard the pursuits of the unorganised sector. Also, there is no such thing as a unique chapter on interstate migrant staff. The Bill is discriminatory as there is no such thing as a particular provision on ladies’s welfare.RsShashi Tharoor, Congress MP

Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar launched the Bills, together with the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, the Industrial Relations Code, 2020, and the Code on Social Security, 2020. He additionally withdrew the three Bills that had been launched final yr. He stated it had been carried out because the standing committee, in its report, had given wide-ranging suggestions. Out of the 233 recommendations of the panel, 174 had been accepted, the minister stated. Gangwar stated 29 labour legal guidelines had been merged into 4 codes and certainly one of them had already been handed. The Code on Wages Bill, 2019, was handed by Parliament final yr.

Congress leaders Manish Tewari and Shashi Tharoor opposed the Bills. Tewari famous that the three Bills had been the essentially modified variations of their earlier types. They urged the minister to withdraw these and maintain wider consultations earlier than taking any determination. “These Bills are a blow to the rights of workers,” stated Tewari.

Regarding the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, Tharoor stated it didn’t have particular provisions to safeguard the pursuits of the unorganised sector.



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