ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Maharashtra's Mathadi Workers

Mathadi workers in Maharashtra are covered by the Mathadi Hamal and Other Manual Workers (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1969. The boards constituted under it have helped immensely in their struggle to regulate employment terms, welfare facilities and health and safety measures for unprotected manual workers. While this model is considered ideal for replication for other workers in the unorganised sector, there are moves afoot by a number of industries to demand exemption from the Act.
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