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New Anti-labour Changes in Indian Labour laws for Garment and Textiles that may be later extended in other sectors as well

New Anti-labour Changes in Indian Labour laws for Garment and Textiles that may be later extended in other sectors as well

Main changes:

Increase in overtime for workers up to 8 hours per week and 90 hours over three months From the Current limit of 50 hours in three months

The employers will be allowed to engage workers on fixed-term employment. Fixed term workman will be considered on a par with a permanent workman in terms of working hours, wages, allowances and other statutory dues.

The current provision of the benefits accruing if workers are hired for 240 days are changed to 150 days

EPF contribution for textile industry workers earning less than Rs 15,000 a month is made optional. Moreover, for those choosing for EPF scheme, the employers are given relaxation and the government will pay the entire 12 per cent employer’s contribution for new garment industry employees for their first three years of employment. Already, at present, 8.33 per cent of the employer’s contribution is being provided by the government under the Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY). The textiles ministry will provide the additional 3.67 per cent of the employer’s contribution.
Govt brings in labour reforms via Rs 6,000cr textile pkg; TNN | Jun 23, 2016; http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-brings-in-labour-reforms-via-Rs-6000cr-textile-pkg/articleshow/52877001.cms

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This entry was posted on June 25, 2016 by in Campaigns on Labour Rights, Garment.

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