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Except few changes, nothing new in IRC Bill, BMS tells KNN India

image Except few changes, nothing new in IRC Bill, BMS tells KNN India

New Delhi, Nov 27 (KNN) The Industrial Relations Code (IRC) bill is all set to be tabled in Parliament, which will merge four existing Central laws like  the Trade Unions Act, 1926, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
 
The bill will make it near impossible for trade unions to hold the employers to fulfil demands.
 
In the said bill, the definition of a strike is being amended to include ‘mass casual leave’ in case of a sudden protest and makes it mandatory for a notice of 14 days for strikes and lockouts in any establishment.
 
Speaking to KNN India on the same, Virjesh Upadhyay, General Secretary, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh said that there is nothing new in the bill except few things.
 
''People are getting confused regarding this bill. There is nothing new in the bill, except few things like fixed-term employment which was notified after amendment being carried out in the 18 standing committee now the same has become a part of rule,'' he said.
 
''And the secondary change is that the threshold has not been changed in the Code. Apart from these two changes, the third change is that to cover and recognise trade union, there will be a new legislation. So far, there hasn't been any law to recognise the trade union after 75 years of Independence,'' he added.
 
Except these changes, nothing has been changed in the bill, he said further.
 
Commenting on confusion by people over the prior notice of 14 days for strikes, Upadhyay said that ''its an old arrangement.'' 
 

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