Trade unions urge Centre to scrap four labour codes, convene conference

Write to labour minister Bhupender Yadav stating that the codes curtail the rights and protective provisions contained in existing statutes, impose more derogatory working conditions on workers

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“ILC has not been held during the last seven years, although it is binding on the Government to hold it at least once every year. We urge you (minister) to ensure that it is convened at the earliest”, the letter reads

Shiva Rajora New Delhi
Ten central trade unions, barring the RSS-affiliated Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have urged the Union government to scrap the four labour codes, as they curtail the rights and protective provisions contained in the existing statutes among other things, in a joint letter to the Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav on Friday.

“The Labour Codes impose more derogatory working conditions on the workers and almost open-endedly empower the Govts and employers to further curtail labour rights and benefits arbitrarily at their whims and fancies. Suspension of labour laws by certain State Governments has not shown any economic gains either”, the letter

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 7:41 PM IST

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