Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

Cabinet to soon consider law to retrench workers

  1. The Union Cabinet will soon consider a law to combine India’s 3 archaic labour legislations.
  2. To make it easier for companies to retrench employees and to raise severance pay.
  3. The Bill will club the Trade Unions Act, 1926, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, into a single code.
  4. Trade unions continue to oppose the proposed law, which allow firms with a staff of 300 to sack workers without govt permission, up from the present requirement of up to 100 workers.
  1. The Union Cabinet will soon consider a law to combine India’s 3 archaic labour legislations.
  2. To make it easier for companies to retrench employees and to raise severance pay.
  3. The Bill will club the Trade Unions Act, 1926, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, into a single code.
  4. Trade unions continue to oppose the proposed law, which allow firms with a staff of 300 to sack workers without govt permission, up from the present requirement of up to 100 workers.

    Constant protests from the trade unions have derailed the government’s proposed labour reforms.

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