The labour laws and COVID-19

The labour laws and COVID-19

Corona warriors are fighting at there peak. But still many of us can’t understand what’s the meaning of stay home. It is true fact that India’s literacy rate is very low. Most of population is illiterate but do we know what is the worst part? Educated people aren’t literate though. Being educated doesn’t mean the reading of some books and getting some degrees. Can anyone explain these what is the meaning of reading lines when you can’t implement in real life?

Aren’t these is a way to exploit your freedom and laws? This blame doesn’t carry on an individual but also on the Supreme bodies working. Nevertheless, yes talking about the government.

Some state governments in India are busy suspending and diluting labour law protection of workers. When the coronavirus crisis and sudden lockdown that came in its wake are devastating the livelihood of hundreds of millions of poor workers.

History of labour laws

Taking history of these. India’s labour laws underwent a major update in the Industrial Dispute Act of 1947. Since then, an additional 45 laws expand or intersect with the 1948 act and another 200 state laws control the relationships between the worker and company.

State government and labour laws

In Uttar Pradesh an ordinance is passed stating ” All factories and establishment engaged in manufacturing process shall be exempted from the operation of all Labour laws for a period of three years. “

It is a myth that India’s labour laws increased Indian labour’s bargaining power. The state governments are increasing their work hours. It literally wants to break down their bodies, their freedom and their dignity.

They want to extend the working hours up-to 12 hours/ shift instead of 8 hours and weekly hours up-to 72 hours. And yes these is not only the end they also wants to bare the complaints and disputes under the Industrial Dispute Act.

Central government’s view

The current government overlooked about these laws. And Industrial relations code was introduced in Lok Sabha before the crisis strucked India. Four codes were introduced in Lok Sabha. It was passed but not yet implemented. While three codes are still in drafting stage.

But as said that whether there is a war or pandemic the poors are worst affected. And the rich always try their best to exploit them. So comes the workers community. Working for the longer hours and even don’t have chance to protest describes the worst of democracy.


Deepika

Deepika

I am a 2nd year NSS student and want to be part of chain changing the world for betterment.

Deepika

I am a 2nd year NSS student and want to be part of chain changing the world for betterment.

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