Policy

Meet to discuss key labour law changes on Wednesday

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on May 05, 2015




The Labour Ministry will hold a tripartite meet on Wednesday to discuss proposed amendments in key labour laws that are being clubbed in the new draft Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill, 2015.

Trade unions of all political hues, meanwhile, are gearing up to oppose some of the proposals, such as making it easier to close down establishments employing more than 300 persons as opposed to 100 at present, making hiring and firing easier and forming unions difficult.

The Bill proposes to club the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, the Trade Unions Act, 1926, and the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.

It is part of several initiatives being taken by the Narendra Modi government to ease ‘doing business’ in the country by subsuming 44 labour laws into five broad codes, dealing with industrial relations, wages, social security, industrial safety and labour welfare .



Published on May 05, 2015

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