India to ratify ILO rules on workers’ bargain, safety, says Kharge

Sep 27 2012, 01:30 IST
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SummaryIndia is planning to adopt International Labour Organisation norms for protection of the right to collective bargaining by workers and another one for upgrading the occupational safety standards, labour minister Mallikarjun Kharge said on Wednesday.

power, and their work is of temporary nature and involves inherent risk to life, Kharge said the government enacted two legislation Building and Other Construction Workers Act and the Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act. During the last five years, most states have moved forward in implementing the acts. "However, I must confess that in the context of the implementation of the Acts, a lot needs to be done by the states," the minister said.

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