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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
ESG: A lot more S needed
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY : ESG: A lot more S needed

The social responsibility of companies is a lot more than a CSR program. It is also more than a mere Human Resources tool for employers to improve relations with employees.

#Economy #OP-ED #Society
LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS
Vulnerable to more than the virus
LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS : Vulnerable to more than the virus

The Working Peoples' Charter on Coronavirus Crisis in India lists a number of steps necessary to ensure that the likely disruption to the lives and livelihoods of millions of vulnerable people is thoughtfully addressed.

#Economy #Health #Livelihoods
SOCIAL SECURITY
Will the SS Code ensure universal social security?

The government proposes to replace a number of laws protecting the social security of workers with a single Code. But could its vast scope itself make it vulnerable to the details in fine print?

#Livelihoods #Human Rights
LABOUR WAGES
Decoding the code on wages

This past August the Code on Wages was introduced in the Lok Sabha and subsequently referred to the Standing Committee on Labour for examination. Vinayak Krishnan of PRS Legislative explains the Code and its pros and cons.

#Economy #Laws
KERALA’S PLIGHT - III
Rescued child labourers - institutionalised or forgotten

Kerala lacks a system to rehabilitate migrant child labourers. Navya P K finds out how rescued children are sent off to their home districts, and then forgotten.

#Children #Child labour #KERALA
KERALA'S PLIGHT - II
Ineffective implementation of child labour laws

Cases on child labour or trafficking are rarely filed by the labour department and police. Even when cases are filed, offenders get away quickly.

#Children #Child labour #KERALA
KERALA'S PLIGHT
The rise of migrant child labour

A large number of migrant adolescents work in the state. Children are forced to work long, arduous hours, and often suffer physical abuse, and sometimes even sexual abuse.

#Children #Child labour #KERALA
TROUBLE AT ALANG
Graveyard of ships struggles to survive

World's largest ship-breaking yard at Alang is crumbling as the EU Commission and the Supreme Court are now putting pressure to get them to create modern environmentally friendly facilities. If they do not do it, the graveyard of ships will die says Ramesh Menon.

#Environmental Hazards #Environment #GUJARAT
CLPR AMENDMENT ACT
A progressive framework diluted by chicanery

It is tragic that the new Amendment to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 2016, which has a seemingly progressive framework, has been largely diluted by chicanery, opines Kathyayini Chamaraj.

#Children #Child labour
MGNREGA
What's working, what's not

The uneven performance of MGNREGA in the task of rural asset generation requires a careful comparison of the decision making processes involved in those cases where the works undertaken have produced value and where it has failed to, writes Pavan Kulkarni.

#Agriculture #Public Funds
PROGRESS UNDER NREGA
Jharkhand looks at better planning to aid NREGA outcomes

A state-wide campaign called “Yojana Banao Abhiyan” undertaken to plan for NREGA implementation in Jharkhand has sensitized the people and authorities to the potential of the scheme and recharged local democratic institutions. Ankita Aggarwal reports.

#Public Funds #Government #JHARKHAND
UNORGANISED LABOUR
An endless wait for social security

The finance minister’s dream of extending social security cover to all unorganised workers in the country is a lofty one undoubtedly, but Kathyayini Chamaraj identifies the many gaps in the existing law that need to be addressed for that dream to be realised.

#Livelihoods #Human Rights
RURAL WAGES
Skills-building an imperative for rural India too and here’s why!

A recent report from the labour ministry reveals that skill-intensive occupations such as plumbing and carpentry pay more in rural India. Shambhu Ghatak looks at the data closely to argue for greater thrust on imparting skills, especially to rural women.

#Agriculture #Economy #Livelihoods #Work+Life
MIGRANT LABOUR
Daily wage-earners in Delhi find little cause to cheer for AAP

The AAP manifesto may have talked at length about “a flexible and fair labour policy” and regularisation of contract workers, but for a vast section of daily wage-earners, such promises hold no meaning. Devanik Saha talks to one to find out why.

#Economy #Livelihoods #DELHI
AICCTU CONFERENCE
What are contract workers across the country pressing for?

A recent conference organised by the AICCTU in Bangalore saw more than 5000 contract workers marching in protest against the prevailing work conditions, seeking regularisation of contracts as well as amendments in law. Here’s a list of the primary demands raised by the workers.

#Economy #Livelihoods

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