SME Times News Bureau | 15 Jun, 2019
Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur held the
Pre-Budget Consultation with the representatives of various Trade Unions and
Labour Organisations here today in connection with the forthcoming General
the course of meeting, representatives of Trade Unions and Labour Organisations
shared their views and suggestions regarding labour and employment issues.
were held on providing social security to labour besides skilling, re-skilling
and up-skilling of existing labour force. Quality of job creation and ensuring
minimum wages of workers were also discussed in detail besides the issue of
rehabilitation of workers who have lost their jobs.
Experts and representatives
from various Trade Unions and Labour Organisations gave suggestions related to
alignment of skill development with aspirations of rural youth with focus on
agriculture; need for strict enforcement of Minimum Wages Act.
They also called for introduction
of comprehensive unemployment insurance scheme; revision of ITIs’ syllabus for
enhancing employability; provision of social security for contract workers;
giving boost to capital intensive industry; conversion of casual/contractual workers
to formalised employment.
The representative also urged
the minister for fixation of minimum wages on the recommendation of 15th
Indian Labour Conference; increase in allocations on social sector and basic
essential services like health, education and food security; stopping
disinvestment and strategic sale of public sector units.
They demanded extension of
MGNREGA to remaining all rural areas and introducing it in urban areas besides
increasing number of workdays under the scheme to 200 days and creation of
National Fund for Unorganised Workers to provide social security among others.