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Dear friends,
Please list the changes or suggestions that you feel need to be made in the current labour laws.
For eg: These days, every company outsources work. It has been observed that the employees of the main company (client) treats the employees of the outsourced company as slaves or as trash. They should have laws where employees of the servicing company are protected from rude behavior and slavery.
Please list all suggestions.

From India, Mumbai

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I dont know what are those new laws.But all those laws are going to meet the same fate unless some ways are evolved to effectively implement them.Presently,all these labour laws are complex or they are made complex so that the authorities can interpret them the way they like. It is a jungle of laws which carry a little sense.and sad part is no body is really interested to provide any welfare to the labour force.It is mainly to scare the defaulting employers to extract bribes from them and nothing else.Employers are happy to dish out some money to the corrupt officials till the time their work does not get effected. So the real beneficiary(labourer) stands nowhere in this dirty game. Need of the hour is eradicate corruption in the system, make the existing laws simple to understand, cut down unwanted and obsolete laws,introduce new laws in their place and enforce a foolproof method for their implementation.

From India, Delhi
Dear all,

As per my opinion we have more labour legislation (more than required or out dated) other then any country. We need to consolidate or update required legislations as per current situations / requirements.

In this regard i have some information of the opinion of Govt. regarding contract labour system, PM view on labour laws, proposed amendment of factories act and Central Govt. labour law reforms. it may useful to all for participate in this and give better Suggestion or ideas.

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KVJ Raghunath

From India, Vijayawada
Hi Friends,
We all talk about laws and amendments in the laws for the welfare of labours and workers.Its good to see changes required to be made in existing laws but on the contrary the real implementation at ground level is the great question.Because only educated may understand and reap the benifits but talking about labours and worker class I personally feel every organisation should make endeavour to educate their work force to a level wherein they all must know about their rights, entitlements,welfare apart from their duties and responsibilities.
Educate all to educate others who don'n know.
Thanks and regards.

From India, Vadodara

Dear JP,
You have raised mist basic question. Bust as suggested by the members, the profit centered capitalist system and parliamentary democracy which is slave of the capital will always show how worried they are for the labor and at the same time, will make adequate arrangements not to get these laws implemented and that way keep both the classes happy and 'feel good'. Unless the workers themselves get organized nothing can change In labor surplus country it will take a long time for workers to get organized. Having said this, I well come this initiative.Labor laws should be made more progressive and that can provide a good tool for those who are capable and those who desire to struggle to make their lives change for better.
Let the discussion continue

From India, Coimbatore
Dear All,

Hi good afternoon, as per above comments of the issue regarding basic changes in labour law are required but above all i apriciate the feeling of human nature that all employees need to fair attention either they are company roll employee or oursourced employee. but we should never forget the fact of human nature that is i need not to say on this public site as a full stomac never work so efficiently then a 3/4th of stomac. And a 3/4th stomac is always thinking about to earn money and to work more. but in reverse a full stomac is always thinking for more anti social activities which are not good for any industries.

if you thing i am saying a impracticale task, then please survey about your local industries which are giving better salary and work enviornment then others to their employees and they are going most of the days for disputes and strikes.


if we see around us lot of examples are there. so my point is need to make a strong clause in workers trade union act. that if any anti social or any productivity task is happen due to workers strike their all fair or unfair demands are treated as void ab intio. and if a union is capable to make a strike without hampering company's productivity then their demand to be treated as per justification. All unions are need to prove a mile stone in the production history that if all the workers works together with in comunication of their leader and they work better then their targets then a union can demand for betterment of their benifits. otherwise they should work on their working style or demand for more traing related to working so that they can improve their working efficiency and they can demand for better outcomes for their collegues.

If we can see this type of workers union in our country then we think the moto of making workers trade union is fruitful. otherwise we can say that these unions are only providing facility for only those 10-15 employees who are the active members of the union and other emplyees are working there like salaves and these active members are living like king/guest.

so as i think need to make amendments to put some clauses by which workers union is responsible for productivity of the


Please put some light on this matter and correct me if i am wrong.



From India, Delhi

Neeraj ,
You are right to say that few TU leaders live like kings and others like slaves. But how does that happen>It is the management malpractice which lead to this situation. Some top Managers, allow these few to live like king so that they can keep 90% under their control

From India, Coimbatore
There should be laws introduced. And if there are laws, they should be reviewed regularly. Problem is that every where in India, it has become a trend to treat white collar employees of the servicing company as trash.
There is also the issue of veiled threats such as career destruction.
Also, there should be an objective way of measuring tasks done, and a common standard across all companies in India. The govt should introduce a common process or a form that can be filled by the management for the employees.

From India, Mumbai
now in this time in india there is no powers are given to labour dept. to communicate to police or administration to control the TU with thire working style.

The recent issue with a giant automobile maker Maruti Suzuki India IMT Manesar plant which is facing a TU agetation for last one and half month and by which company is facing a huge loss. And for the same they have to file a plea in high court for interfaring in this matter.

And i think High Court on Haryana and Punjab had given a very ideal deceision on this matter. In their deceision they clearly said that TU can maintain their strike against managment but 200 mtr. away from coampany premises. And the second thing they said that no one is authorise to threat or stop any worker who is willing to work. And for the same purpose a huge force is also provided.

But the issue is here that this is not in our system .

This point is for system, what the system says. Either strike is valid or invalid but no one has right to threat or stop any worker who is willing to work in the company. And is any damage of the property/assets of the company is done by the TU activities why the action is not taken strictly. Why for providing police force government need deceision from HC. This should be in the system to make companies working smooth and healthy in the state.

But we are not looking any type of provision in the systme. This must be in system and no need to wait for HC deceison. Because till the deceisions are come companies are already bear a huge loss in their business.

I need seniors views on this matter.

Thanks in advance


From India, Delhi
The Labour Ministry is making efforts to extend all benefits available to permanent workers to contract workers, keeping in mind the interests of all stakeholders. This was stated by the Union Labour and Employment Minister, Mr Mallikarjun Kharge, at the Standing Labour Committee meeting here on Monday.

Mr Kharge was responding to the demand of trade unions to amend the Contract Labour Act, 1970 to provide for automatic absorption of contract labour in the event of prohibition of employment of contract labour and opposition by employers' organisations.

On the issue of trade union ‘recognition', especially in the backdrop of the Maruti unrest, Mr Kharge said “the present system of verification (of trade unions) like secret ballot, check off, etc., needs to be closely examined further for evolving an improved system which is more transparent and brings out the proper representation.”

The Minister also hinted at the need to have a National Labour Code, as suggested by the Arjun Sengupta Committee, to lay down “a floor of substantive labour rights or standards such as minimum wages, maximum hours of work, minimum standards of safety and health at workplace and so on.”

The tripartite meeting was attended by representatives from Central ministries, State Labour Ministers, industry bodies, employers' organisations and trade unions.

Source : Business Line (17-10-2011)

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