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Technology enabled digital labour platforms are not adhering to labour norms, points out new ILO report

Although services provided by the gig and platform workers touch the lives of each one of us, we have little knowledge about the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work. Such digital labour platforms have created unprecedented opportunities for workers, businesses and society. However, they also pose serious threats to decent work and fair competition. A recent report by International Labour Organisation (ILO) shows that the workers...

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An effective migrant labour policy must consider where existing labour laws fail -Priya Deshingkar

-The Indian Express Niti Aayog’s draft policy is a good start which could, with a few adjustments, reduce the vulnerability and risks faced by labour migrants and ultimately build a more sustainable model of development. The Niti Aayog’s draft Migrant Labour Policy is a clear statement of intent to better recognise migrants’ contribution to the economy and support them in their endeavours. It puts forward several radical ideas, including the adoption of...

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India’s migrant workers need better policies -Ravi Srivastava

-The Indian Express NITI Aayog’s draft report is well-intentioned. But its failure to address the policy distortions at the root of migrant workers’ issues cannot be overlooked The lockdown-induced suffering of millions of migrants raised awareness regarding their magnitude, vulnerability, and role in the economy. It also led to a flurry of measures by the central and state governments. It is now encouraging that the Niti Aayog, on the request of the...

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Activist Nodeep Kaur Beaten Up At Police Station, Bail Plea Alleges

-PTI/ NDTV Farmers Protest: Nodeep Kaur, the 23-year-old activist, has also claimed that her medical examination was not conducted in violation of section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Chandigarh: Labour Rights activist Nodeep Kaur in her bail plea before the Punjab and Haryana High Court has claimed that she was severely beaten up at a police station after her arrest by the Sonipat police last month. The 23-year-old activist, hailing from Punjab's...

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No bail for Labour Rights activist Nodeep Kaur, kin say will move HC -Sakshi Dayal and Jignasa Sinha

-The Indian Express Speaking to The Indian Express on her way to Chandigarh to meet an advocate at the High Court, Nodeep Kaur's sister Rajvir said, “We have started the process. The allegations against my sister are false.” Gurgaon/ New Delhi: Four days after a Sessions Court in Sonipat denied bail to Nodeep Kaur (23), a Dalit Labour Rights activist and member of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan in Sonipat who has been...

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