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Trade Union Representatives on Social Protection Floor

Trade union representativeBhubaneswar, June 6: International Labour Organization (ILO) has organized a state level workshop for “Trade union representatives on Social Protection Floor” at Hotel crown conference hall on 3rd & 4th June, 2015.

Reorganized the social security is an important tool to prevent and reduce poverty, inequality, social exclusion and social insecurity, to promote equal opportunity and gender and racial equality and to support the transition from informal and formal employment.

Considering the social security is an investment in people that empowers them to adjust to change in the economy, labour market and the social security system act as automatic and economic stabilizers, help stimulate aggregate demand in time of crisis and beyond, and help support a transition to a more sustainable economy.

Considering that the prioritization of policies aimed at sustainable long term growth associated with social inclusion helps overcome extreme poverty and reduce social inequalities

Labour in un- organized sector has been exploited and govt. scheme has to be really reached its bottom level

Ranjit Prakash – National Project Coordinator, (Social Protection -ILO, New Delhi) has delivered regarding Trade Union representatives on Establishing Social Protection Floor in odisha – and minimum income and health security for vulnerable labours .Limited impact on lives of tribal population as most of the districts observed discriminatory practices in allotting work, otherwise +ve     impact on food grain consumption: in a study conducted in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha, most sample households reported that had MGNREGA not been implemented in the study      areas, most of the households would not have had the capacity to purchase enough food grains. Average wage for females have to increase. Failed to curtail distressed migration.

Ramen Pandey -President- INTUC- West Bengal and National Secretary- INTUC (Indian National Trade Union Congress) – has emphasized on related Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 / Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) / Medical benefit/Pension scheme

Srinivash (Principal Secretary of Labour- Govt.of Odisha) has asked regarding Government plan / program being implemented by social security system specially in un- organizing sector labour and migrant labour problems and should fulfillment of minimum income and health security in vulnerable labours

Subash singh was study report presented different problems and solution of socially security/ Govt.scheme and its programme

Dr. Rao (Vice- Chancellor of Law University-Odisha) has intensify discoursed legislation and social-economical law/ policies and taken legal initiates in 3 modal village in Odisha. More than28 central trade union leaders were participated belongs to AIUTUC, HMS, BMS, NFITU, TUCC, CITU, INTUC, AICCTU and LPF in the state level workhop.

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