ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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A Critique of the Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act

As the first attempt to legislate security for 94% of the workforce, the Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act 2008 is welcome. However, it does not make it mandatory for the government to introduce new welfare schemes. It unfairly divides unorganised workers into those below the poverty line and those above, and is silent on a national minimum wage, improving working conditions and the problems of women workers like unequal pay and sexual harassment at the workplace.

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