The government today said it is holding consultation process to ratify two key ILO conventions concerning workers' rights to organize and collectively bargain and ensuring adequate safety and health at workplace.
The move comes after the government had recently approved amendment to the Child Labor Act to align it with ILO Convention No 138 concerning minimum age and No 182 concerning worst forms of labor. The amendment had put a complete ban on employment of children up to the age of 14 both in hazardous and non-hazardous work
Ratification of ILO convention 98 seeks to ensure that all categories of workers in India are entitled to the freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.
Source: The Economic Times