Print edition : April 27, 2018

In a shoe-making unit in Ambur, Tamil Nadu. Fixed-term employment was introduced in this sector in 2017. Photo: N. RAVI KUMAR

Work in progress in a garment industry in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu. Photo: M. BALAJI

Tapan Sen, CITU general secretary. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

The Centre’s decision to introduce fixed-term employment in all sectors sparks a controversy as trade unions fear this will affect the nature of future employment contracts and legitimise hire and fire.
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