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LABOUR- Comprehensive Legislation for Construction Workers

Comprehensive Legislation for Construction Workers Shenbagavalli TWO million construction workers from the second largest working force next only to agriculture in this country. It is the most unorganised sector and all labour laws like Contract Labour Act, Payment of Minimum Wages Act, Inter-State Migrant Workmen's Act are not applicable due to the scattered nature of the industry. However, efforts to organise construction workers have borne fruit over the last five years in different states and deliberations are on to reorganise the whole sector completely. One of the organisational models available are the Dock Labour Boards as spelt out in the Dock Workers Regulation of employment Act (Section 9 of 1948).

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