Center For Workers Education

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The Political Economy of Labour Law Reforms in India Part II: The Agenda of Labour

Surendra Pratap, December 20, 2014;
Summary: After setting the background of changing labour laws in the first part of the study [available here], in this second part the author explores the ways to counter the organised onslaught of capital on labour. Although whittling down of workers’ rights cannot be seen in an isolated manner and must be located in the larger background of shifting global political economy, there is ample scope for intervention in raising specific demands. These demands pertaining to labour relations law, working conditions law, wage (determination, increment, payment) law, social security law, welfare cess law, are elaborated upon in detail. The demands hold the key for strengthening the labour movement.

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