Why India’s labour is rejecting a new deal
The labour code expands basic social safety net coverage, but curbs unionizing and strikes. Not everyone is happy
If the govt wants to make a headway, it has to ensure that workers are convinced that the reforms will improve their lot. The unanimous feeling is the Centre only cares for the employer
HYDERABAD : Labour reform was a big promise that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in 2014. In the first six months of its previous term, the Modi government brought in employees’ provident fund number portability, enabled self-certification by firms and altered the Apprenticeship Act to help train greater numbers on the job floor.