Indian Employees & Employers Delegates addressed Plenary Session on 6th June 2022
Plenary Sessions started:
Plenary sessions of the 110th International Labour Conference of ILO started on 6th June 2022. President and Vice Presidents are participating. In the plenary, each Delegate will be given 4 minutes. On behalf of the Indian Employers’ group Smt. Soma Mondal, Chairperson, SCOPE and on behalf of Employees Sri Hiranmaya Pandya, President, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) have spoken in the plenary session. All the representatives of Employers & Employees organisation, Smt. Vibha Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment and Sri Rupesh Kumar, Director, Labour Cell, Ministry of Labour & Employment were present in the session.
Highlights of Speech: Sri Hiranmaya Pandya highlighted the problems of Migrant labour in the Post pandemic scenario. He said that “the mass migration of labour from one country to another and within a country is a key labour problem for want of an appropriate frame of Laws”. He explained the dilly-dallying tactics of Gigantic Industries and MNC’s which do not observe uniform Labour Standards in the Country. Expressed concerns over the problems faced by women workers. Mr Pandya said that -lots of women working in areas like the garment, beedi and other industries face issues of basic services, sexiest assaults and other forms of harassment. He strongly felt the need for employment generated growth with workers’ rights.
Vote in favour of Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)2006:
Regarding Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, BMS has approached the Government of India’s Officials and requested to support the workers’ interests. The Officials responded positively and voted in favour of Workers. Sri Hiranmaya Pandya, Workers’ Delegate and President of BMS has voted on all 8 points in favour of Seafarers’ interests.
Meeting with ITUC General Secretary:
BMS delegation met ITUC officials. Sri Hiranmaya Pandya President BMS and Sri B. Surendran, Organising Secretary had met ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow and discussed Indian worker’s problems and also the Government India’s Policies on Labour. They also met other functionaries like Ms. Monina and Mr. Phagwan.
In the Employment Committee Sri B. Surendran, Organising Secretary of BMS has spoken about the dangers of – “Artificial Intelligence” which replaces humans with Machines. Today the committee has accepted the suggestion and added it to the draft conclusion.