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India among countries that systematically violate workers' rights, says report

ANI  |  Islamabad 

is reportedly ranked among countries where systematic violations of rights of workers are widely reported.

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), an alliance of regional trade confederations that advocates for labour rights around the gave a score of 5+ on a scale of 1-5 on the The Global Rights Index: The World's Worst Countries for Workers.

Countries were ranked on a scale of 1-5 with 1 considered best and 5 worst, on the basis of standards of fundamental rights at work in particular the right to freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining and the right to strike, The Express Tribune reports.

Meanwhile, scored 4 along with countries like United States, Kuwait, on the index.

Central African Republic, Libya, Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine were described in the report as the worst country to work in.

Due to breakdown of the rule of law, workers were reported to have no guarantee of rights in countries that scored a 5+ on the index.

First Published: Thu, May 22 2014. 15:38 IST