Post Lockdown Working Conditions among Industrial Workers
GramVaani Community Media (OnionDev Technologies)
Gram Vaani concluded an analysis of the post-lockdown working conditions among industrial sector workers. The findings are sobering, and put together with the changes in the labour code, it looks like we are headed towards an institutionalization of inequality and exploitation in India. The Indian state must change its priorities to impose fairer wage standards, ensure compliance of better working conditions, and improve access to social protection.
-61% of workers reported that they are out of work. The remaining workers reported erratic employment and job insecurity
- Earnings have reduced, but workload has increased
- Overall shift towards piece-rate payment instead of salary based employment
- Many workers have begun preferring cash in hand instead of PF and social security contributions by employers
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