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All You Need to Know About the Three Labour Codes Cleared by Parliament [READ LABOUR CODES]

Lawstreet Journal 24 Sep 2020 11:23pm

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Three labour codes introduced by Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar were passed by the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. These codes comprise a part of the four codes that are included in the 29 Central Labour Laws.

Opposition Congress leaders Manish Tewari and Shashi Tharoor openly opposed these bills. Their reasoning was that bills introduced in 2019 were “published for public consultations.” These bills were withdrawn by the government and “moved the fundamentally changed 2020 Bills, without further consultation.” They also said that the Codes were not ‘pro-labor’ and were a ‘blow’ to the rights of the workers.

The salient features of these three Codes are explained below:

This bill gives power to the state government from exemption of new factories from the provisions laid down in the code. The objective behind this is to accelerate economic activity and employment.

“The Bill defines factory and any premises where the manufacturing process is carried out and it employs more than:

  1. 20 workers for premises where the manufacturing process is carried out using power, and
  2. 40 workers for premises where it is carried out without using power.

Any place where hazardous is carried out is defined as “Establishments engaged in Hazardous Activity” irrespective of the number of workers

It also restricts contract labor employment for core activities, except in the following cases:

  1. The normal functioning of the establishment is such that the activity is ordinarily done through a contractor
  2. The activities are such that they do not require full-time workers for the major portion… Continue Reading...

    Tagged: Rajya Sabha   lok sabha  
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