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International Labour Organization hosts 1st Consultation on labour migration in India to promote ‘Decent Work for All’

News On Air, India, 28 July 2022 - Labour migration needs to be a key policy priority for any country given that millions of workers migrate internally and internationally on a day-to-day basis for better economic opportunities and as an adaptive strategy in the face of adversities.

Towards creating more awareness and iterating on this crucial affair, the International Labour Organization is hosting its first “Consultation on labour migration: Advancing resilient, inclusive and sustainable policies and institutions in India, promoting decent work for all” in New Delhi from 28 to 29 July.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Minister of Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav said that migration and mobility are related to broader global economic, social, political and technological transformations.

Changed times, Changed needs & India’s Swift response

COVID-19 pandemic perhaps impacted the lives of migrants in more ways than just as a disease outbreak. A lot was impacted and has changed since, in the work cultures. The digitalisation of work emerged through the thicket of COVID19, and how we work stands transformed. A progressive framework for labour reforms has been adopted by the government which is in line with the discussions at ILO Conference in Geneva regarding a safe and healthy working environment, decent work for all, and social security for every worker.

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Source: https://newsonair.com/2022/07/28/international-labour-organization-hosts-1st-consultation-on-labour-migration-in-india-to-promote-decent-work-for-all/

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