Case Study about Domestic Workers Across the World
This report provides a benchmark for the situation of domestic workers across the world against which progress in implementing the new instruments can be measured. In its first part, it takes stock of global and regional statistics on domestic workers to answer two fairly basic, yet fundamental questions: How many domestic workers are there? How has their number evolved over time? To arrive at some answers, it starts by defining domestic workers in statistical terms and identifies measurement issues that are likely to create a downward bias in global and regional statistics. It then presents new ILO estimates on the number of domestic workers across the world, totalling at least 52.6 million men and women across the world in 2010. This represents an increase of more than 19 million since the mid-1990s. Most strikingly, domestic work accounts for 7.5 per cent of women’s wage employment world-wide, and a far greater share in some regions.
Extending the protections that are available to other workers to domestic workers will address decent work deficits for a vulnerable group of workers. Many ILO instruments, including fundamental Conventions regarding freedom of association, discrimination and the abolition of child labour and forced labour, apply to all workers and hence already cover domestic workers. However, some are directed towards specific sectors – for instance, industry, commerce and offices, or agriculture – and hence do not cover domestic workers, while others allow for the exclusion of domestic workers from their scope. The new Domestic Workers Convention, 2011, seeks to close to this gap. Given the highly feminized nature of the sector, the Convention is widely seen as having great potential for achieving greater gender equality in the in the world of work. Keep reading…
Child Labour in the Restaurants and Eateries A case study of Pune City
The problem of child labour continues to be a major challenge before the nation. The complicated issue of child labour is developmental by nature worth investigating. The notion that children are being exploited and forced into labour is a concern for many people.
India can be considered as one of the largest example of a nation plagued by the problem of child labour. Historically child labour existed in all countries, but in today’s world the incidence of child labour is widespread mostly in the developing countries.
Although the number of children working throughout the world is unknown, it is very large indeed and unquestionably in the hundreds of millions. In recent years the child labour problem and its impact have received increased attention.
Undoubtedly this increased attention is due in part to the fact that child labour often has serious social, moral, economic and demographic implications for children, households, communities, societies and the world. Therefore, the elimination or reduction of child labour has been the aim of numerous fields in different parts of the world.Click here to read more…
Dear all I want to know which is the best book to learn/understand labour laws. the major acts i have to study are industrial disputes act factories act ct Maternity benefit act child labour regulation and abolition act sexual harassment at workplace MRTP & PULP Act Equal remuneration act etc. Also do we have any books where the cases of labour laws are dicsussed? The reference books do cite the cases but where to find the textmattersubject and facts of the case? Thanks in advance Aparna
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Legal Highlights-May 2010::Work Man, Recovery from Employer, Employment Injury
Case 1 Work Man alibri WorkmanWho is alibri Temporary employee had worked for more than 240 days in each year alibri Same was not seriously challenged before Court. alibri Employee falls with in ambit of term ‘workman’ in Section 2 s of Industrial Dispute Act alibri Employee having worked for requisite period stipulated in relevant sections. alibri The workman is entitled to protection of Section 25 F. alibri Termination not proper Case 2 Recovery from employer Section 33 c2 – Grant of Wa…
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Dear All…. There is a dilemma in my mind that think that a person has worked 4 plus years in a company …. unfortunately the company under goes the loss and will be unable to survive hence the company takes the decision to close…. In such case what should be done…. how about the settlement… what benefits should be given to the employee… like gratuity and section 25fff of Industrial Dispute act 15 days salary for every completed year of service … whether only Gratuity should be give …
Child labour is a many-faceted socio-economic problem, which needs multipronged programme embracing Acts relating to child labour, rehabilitation of child labour, strengthening primary education, improvements of parents’ incomes, etc.
Child labour is a burning issue of global concern. Child labour is a universal phenomenon and it is a by-product of socio-economic structure of the society, children are an asset for any society as well as to nation.
After thorough investigation of the sample study of child labour in Patna town, the following measures are suggested for reduction in the incidence of child labour and for their betterment.
To read the Case Study and the measures click on the following link.
More details on case study on child labour for America : RUGMARK is a voluntary labeling program founded in India which tries to ensure that a product is made without the use of child labor. The program focuses on the hand-knotted carpet industry which holds a significant portion of the export market in India. The issues at stake here are the rights of children and the sovereignty of nations to decide their own policies regarding labor standards in their countries. Low labor costs are often the main advantage developing countries have in the global economy, and children’s rights are often ignored in the heat of the competition to be the cheapest supplier of goods to the world market. There remains a question as to whether the demand side of the global marketplace (in this case the United States)has the right to choose not to buy products which were produced using unacceptable means. Should this right to choose be thought of as protectionism or altruism? The Rugmark Foundation works to balance the needs of India as a developing country with the values Western consumer markets are beginning to push onto third world country exporters. They do this by using the proceeds from their labeling scheme to create schools for the children who are taken out of the factories.