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CALCUTTA- Metro Project Violating Labour Laws

CALCUTTA- Metro Project Violating Labour Laws

February 8, 1986 CALCUTTA Metro Project: Violating Labour Laws THE Association for Protection of Democratic Rights, Calcutta has recently published a report on "Calcutta's Metro Workers". This study had been motivated by the fact that there had been no documentation of the obvious exploitative conditions under which the Metro labourers work and live. The study has highlighted the living and working conditions of these workers. Some of its findings are summarised here, (a) A uniform pattern of non-payment of statutory wage rates all over the Metro works. Legally speaking, culpability would rest with the Metro Railway and the construction companies, (prime contractors) contracted for work on different sections.

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