India ratifying ILO conventions on child labour a good step4 min read . Updated: 21 Jun 2017, 12:32 AM IST
India's ratification of ILO conventions is important for subjecting its performance on vital issues concerning child labour to global commitments
As inequality for all becomes the new global norm, right to decent work will soon disappear. Not only wages are eroding but a very large number of workers are made redundant in every country. Those who are unemployed are also unlikely to find any new jobs soon. Consequently, insecurity has become the order of the day. Little wonder the International Labour Organization (ILO)—which was established in 1919 immediately after the destructive First World War—is facing an existential dilemma about its raison d’être for protecting labour rights and employment. Because of the dominant neoliberal economic policies and globalization, the global labour watchdog seems somewhat hollowed out.