Labour Minister T P Ramakrishnan said the new policy was framed to ensure participation of the working sector in the state’s development. The government is committed to abolishing all unhealthy trends in the labour sector, he said.
As per the new policy, the government would take steps to increase minimum wages to Rs 600 a day. Lightning strikes, a practice of workers going on strike without notice, would be discouraged.
The policy puts special focus on migrant workers and their welfare. Volunteers familiar with languages of migrant workers would be appointed to communicate with workers from other states. Facilitation centres would be established in various parts of the state to inform migrant workers about job opportunities and welfare measures for them. The state government’s housing scheme for migrants, ‘apna ghar,’ would be launched in all districts.
Source: The Indian Express