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New labour policy to make Kerala employee-friendly

New labour policy to make Kerala employee-friendly

Published:16 May 2018

A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, gave the nod to the Kerala State Labour Policy, which envisages making the state more employee-friendly and ensuring social security and decent wages to all workers

Thiruvananthapuram | The CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala is all set to implement its new labour policy with the state cabinet according sanction for it.A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, gave the nod to the Kerala State Labour Policy, which envisages making the state more employee-friendly and ensuring social security and decent wages to all workers.According to an official release, the new policy advocates stringent action against the "unhealthy practices" that exist in the employment sector.Strengthening of employer-employee relationship to avoid labour disputes, formation of a labour bank to protect the job and interests of domestic labourers are among the major recommendations in the new policy.The policy also wants to discourage flash strikes in the state and end the practice of extracting wages without doing any work.The state labour department's enforcement wing would intervene to improve the service conditions, wages and other benefits of employees working in shops and other commercial establishments, it said.Advocating women-friendly measures, the policy also envisages that women employees get all benefits as per law, the release added. 


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