ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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New Bill on Industrial Relations

Protecting Employers against Workers and Trade Unions

As part of its attempt to improve growth, the government has put forth the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill, which amalgamates the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act and the Trade Union Act. In spite of some positive features, the bill's aversion to the rights of workers and trade unions is quite apparent. For instance, penalties are imposed on individual workers for illegal strikes, but for illegal lockouts, the fine is borne by a collective entity; this is but one of many unequal provisions.

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