UP Ordinance a blow to industrial dispute resolution, say experts

The proposed Ordinance showed that the existing labour law - the Industrial Disputes Act of 1947 - which spells out the mechanism for resolving industrial disputes will become invalid

Somesh Jha New Delhi
Yogi adityanath

The draft ordinance stated that “all factories and establishments engaged in manufacturing process shall be exempted from the operation of all labour laws for a period of three years” subject to fulfillment of certain conditions

The proposed Ordinance of the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to exempt firms from almost all labour laws seeks to dismantle the industrial dispute mechanism, even as it keeps safety-related norms and minimum wage provisions intact.
A copy of the draft Ordinance titled The Uttar Pradesh Temporary Exemption from Certain Labour Laws Ordinance, 2020, which has been sent for the approval of the governor, was reviewed by Business Standard on Friday.
The Ordinance has been sent for ratification to the governor, following which it will be sent to the President (through the Centre), as some changes are meant to be done to Central laws.

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First Published: May 08 2020 | 10:19 PM IST

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