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Labour under attack

Print edition : November 14, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Shram Suvidha Portal in New Delhi on October 16. Photo: Kamal Narang

Women workers at a construction site in Hyderabad. The majority of women in the unorganised sector are out of the ambit of labour laws. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s labour law reforms, aimed at supporting his “Make in India” campaign, have been designed without any discussion involving the trade unions. Workers see them as a letdown, coming as they do from a government that promised “good days”.
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