Big news for job seekers: Today, dozens of trade unions have declared a strike in protest against the new labor law. Bank employees are also involved in this strike. The working hours of employees have been increased from 9 to 12 hours in the draft of the new labor law code prepared by the government. However, the draft will not take more than 48 hours a week from employees. The new Labor Code will replace the existing 13 Central Labor Laws.
The new labor law provides for equal pay for all. Now women will get rid of the worry of getting less salary through digital payment. Women workers will also be allowed to work in all fields like mining, construction etc. Social security codes will create employment through changing technology for ‘platforms or gig workers’ working in Uber, Ola, Flipkart, Amazon etc.
The draft rules of the OSCH Code also provide for the addition of between 15 to 30 minutes of overtime by counting 30 minutes. Less than 30 minutes are not considered overtime eligible in the current rule. Draft rules prohibit any employee from working continuously for more than 5 hours. Instructions to give employees a rest of half an hour after every five hours are also included in the draft rules.
Now migrant workers will get opportunities to benefit from ration related portability, buildings and other construction cess. Apart from this, there is a condition of the employer to give travel allowance to migrant workers once a year. Free medical facilities in hospitals and dispensaries for small contribution to workers in ESIC (Employee Insurance and Medical Treatment Facility).
Workers and small traders from organized, unorganized sectors, street hawkers, all workers working in rural and urban areas will benefit from ESIC.