Print edition : January 03, 2020

Workers of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited protesting against the laying off of contract workers in the Manesar industrial area. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Workers marching from the Manesar industrial area to the Deputy Labour Commissioner’s office in Gurugram. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. She explained that workers under a fixed-term contract would be employed for seasonal work but would be treated on a par with regular workers. Photo: Kamal Kishore/PTI

The employment-related problems at Honda’s Manesar plant are symptomatic of the crisis India’s workforce will face if the Industrial Relations Code, with its provision for fixed-term employment, becomes law.
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