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Labour Laws Perform a Redistributive Function. Diluting Them Has Serious Consequences. -Rashmi Venkatesan

-TheWire.in In a world that is already grappling with crippling inequalities, weak labour market institutions will only further cause economic divisions. The three labour codes passed in the Lok Sabha last Tuesday are the latest in a long line of labour law reforms that have been enacted recently and will almost certainly be followed by more in the future. All these ‘reforms’ have one objective in mind – to dismantle Labour Rights...

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New report by American Bar Association exposes the dark underbelly of Indo-US sandstone trade

Often exports made by a country to the rest of the world is seen in a positive light by us. It is because exports not only earn precious foreign currencies (that can be used for importing goods and services or simply be used for building forex reserves), it also helps in generating effective demand for goods and services produced in that country and hence, contributes to economic or GDP growth....

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Second Wave of Layoffs Amid Pandemic Leave Gig Workers’ Unions Enraged -Prudhviraj Rupavath

-Newsclick.in Unions of workers under digital platforms are raising voices urging the government to ensure Labour Rights for gig workers. Hyderabad: Food delivery company Swiggy has reportedly laid-off over 350 employees citing the pandemic, after removing over 1,100 employees earlier in May. While the food delivery sector is one among the worst-hit sectors due to the raging pandemic that resulted in massive indiscriminate layoffs, unions of workers under digital platforms are raising...

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Labour Rights are in free fall -Anamitra Roychowdhury

-The Hindu By suspending labour laws, states are exploiting the unique opportunity provided by the national lockdown As India slowly attempts to lift its nationwide lockdown, under compulsion of reviving the economy, Labour Rights are disappearing at an astonishing pace. Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, which are States ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, took the lead in suspending crucial labour laws for varying lengths of time. Undemocratic introduction This strategy visualises effecting...

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Central Government’s Push Behind Suspension of Labour Rights in States? -Ayaskant Das

-Newsclick.in It is noteworthy that rights of workers have been suspended despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorting employers during the initial phase of the lockdown period not to cut down jobs. New Delhi: Over the past week, various states, including those ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as those ruled by non-BJP political parties, are being held squarely responsible for drastic suspension of labour laws in the midst of...

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