Actualitzacions de Covid-19 dels socis de monitoratge
(EXTRACT) "Another alarming development in the past few weeks has been the move to suspend various labour laws by several state governments including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, among others. This has been justified as necessary to revive industrial activity and attract more foreign investment. These are yet to receive approval from the Central government and the President before they are enforced. The move has been met with heavy criticism as the suspended laws deal with occupational safety, health and hygiene, fair compensation, and freedom to associate, all of which are basic necessities in any workplace.
If implemented, the changes would also allow for higher labour flexibility and a hire-and-fire policy to be adopted, along with increased working hours and overtime, third-party inspections, and simplified registration and license procedures. More significantly, existing judicial mechanisms will be rendered effectively redundant from the perspective of labour-related disputes. In the absence of essential labour laws that were already otherwise poorly implemented, workers will simply be left with no legal avenue to avail entitlements or bring up employment-related grievances."
Guidance for public buyers to help protect the rights of workers in their supply chains affected by the epidemic.