Labour Laws

Labour Laws Ruling Class

Modi Govt. bares its anti-worker fangs

The so-called labour reforms announced by Narendra Modi on 16th October 2014, a day after polling in Haryana and Maharashtra, are a proclamation of blatantly pro-corporate and anti-worker measures unfettered by immediate electoral considerations. The operative measure announced by it is further chaining of labour dept. machinery in the name of doing away of ‘Inspector Raj”. In place of filling up 16 forms of compliance with labour laws, companies will fill one single, self-attested form. Even with sixteen forms, labour laws are better characterized by their violations. A large number of workers are without basic rights like minimum wage, PF and ESI. According to Labour Dept. figures, in the industrial establishments in the capital Delhi, nearly 93% workers do not have these basic rights. Situation is equally bad, if not worse, in the industrial areas elsewhere. This is due to corrupt anti-worker character of labour law machinery which abets these violations unless and to the degree forced by the working class movement.

Thus the most lethal provision in the new dispensation will be inaction on complaints against violations unless inspection is allowed by ‘central authority’, which is an amorphous term. The net result will be that the changes will also be unnecessary.… Read More

IFTU Labour Laws Trade Union

All India Convention by IFTU – NO TO ANTI WORKER CHANGES IN LABOUR LAWS

On the 11th of September 2014, the National Committee of the IFTU organized an all India Convention in Delhi against the proposed anti worker changes in labour laws. Over three hundred elegates from Andhra Pradesh, Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh attended the Convention at Ambedkar Bhawan in Delhi. Other Trade Union Centres whose leaders attended the Convention were AICCTU, NTUI, TUCI and AIFTU.
Despite the pouring rain and the consequent delay in arrival of trains, the Convention started off in a packed hall at 12 noon. Com. Aparna (NCM, Delhi) began the proceedings by highlighting the labour law changes being pushed by the Modi Govt. and that the Amendments to the Apprentice Act have already been passed by the Lok Sabha. Meanwhile significant changes in Labour laws have already been passed by the Rajasthan Assembly and are awaiting Presidential consent. She then invited the Presidium and the speakers onto the dias.
A three member Presidium of Com. D.V. Krishna (President IFTU), Com. Kulvinder (NCM Punjab) and Com. P. Prasad (Secretary IFTU from Andhra Pradesh) presided over the Convention and Com. Kulvinder conducted the proceedings. He detailed some of the proposed changes in the labour laws and then began the process of inviting the various speakers to address the Convention.… Read More