“Forward ever, backward never: onwards with Breaking Through”

We stand for a world free from fear. We reject the politics of hate and of division, of racism and of xenophobia-UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings told in W.E.B.

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At the World Executive Board in Nyon, global union leaders issued a response to the xenophobic and divisive campaign rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump. Leaders urged Trump not to continue on the hateful path established by his election trail and hoped that unions could work with Trump for the benefit of American workers. The consensus of the World Executive Board was that the work of unions striving for social justice, fair wages and decent work must continue with renewed urgency and vigour.

Unions are more relevant and significant than ever, with the ability to counter the potential extremism of a Trump government.

“Mr. Trump, our 2.2 million members hope that the disparaging rhetoric of the campaign trail is not a preview of your Presidency,” said Valarie Long, International Secretary of the SEIU. “We must continue to fight for decent jobs, fair working conditions and disenfranchised communities.”

“The Fight for 15 campaign has shown across the country that hundreds of thousands of Americans are politically engaged and that we can break through for workers’ rights.”

Chris Shelton of the Communications Workers of America said, “Trump has built his career on shafting workers, unions and small businesses and we must fight to ensure that this does not continue on an even larger scale.”
 “We must stand up and fight back in these trying times,” said Hee-Won Brindle Khym from RWDSU/ UFCW. “Together, we can resist and work to make America better.”
UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings said, “At UNI Global Union, we stand for a world free from fear. We reject the politics of hate and of division, of racism and of xenophobia. We are an organization that builds bridges in 150 nations and we hope that President-elect Trump will be a President for ALL Americans.”

Rationalisation of Labour Laws 

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
28-November-2016 17:11 IST

Rationalisation of Labour Laws

Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today said that Reforms in Labour Laws are an ongoing process to update legislative system to address the need of the hour and to make them more effective and contemporary to the emerging economic and industrial scenario. The Second National Commission which submitted its Report in 2002 had recommended that the existing Labour Laws should be broadly grouped into four or five Labour Codes on functional basis. Accordingly, the Ministry has taken steps for drafting four Labour Codes on Wages; Industrial Relations; Social Security & Welfare; and Safety and Working Conditions, by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalizing the relevant provisions of the existing Central Labour Laws. These initiatives will reduce the complexity in compliance due to multiplicity of labour laws and facilitate setting up of enterprises and thus creating the environment for development of business and industry in the country and generating employment opportunities without diluting basic aspects of safety, security and health of workers.