ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: India and the ILO

The manner in which rights at work have been identified and articulated within both the International Labour Organisation and India since the founding of the agency in 1919, bears a close similarity. Despite what its mandate would suggest, the ilo (like India) has chosen to treat only certain selected rights as "fundamental" at the expense of issues such as those relating to conditions of work, wages and social security, which are equally constitutive of what it terms "decent work". This paper argues that recent developments within the ilo and India indicate the need for adopting a broader and more inclusive approach to ensuring decent work.

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