ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Labour Laws for Gig Workers in the Context of Labour Law Reforms

In an attempt to incorporate the doctrine of universalisation of social security, the gig workers are brought into the ambit of the labour laws for the first time, with the provision of some welfare measures under the Code on Social Security, 2020. The three other codes are silent on the policies towards gig workers. While the codes are yet to be implemented, there are many questions pertaining to the clarity of the codes and how to implement them effectively to meet the intended objectives.

Employee-Buy-Out and Participatory Management: The Case of Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company

The paper discusses about the employee-buy-out business model adopted by the Tatas on their exit from the plantation business in their southern plantations operations in Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala. The operationalisation of a participatory management system, the extent to which the new management has been successful in coping with the crisis faced by the tea industry, the impact of changes in the management on certain organisational performance indicators are some of the issues addressed and analysed. The paper also raises issues concerning the sustainability of such models in the plantation sector in India.

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