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Need to focus on improving employment conditions of workers: Bhupender Yadav in Bali

G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet in Bali: Union Minister called upon member countries to come together for promotion of responsive and robust policies relating to employment generation among others.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 14 Sept 2022, 4:44 pm

G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meet at Bali, Indonesia
G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meet at Bali, Indonesia

Union Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav attended the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meeting at Bali, Indonesia on September 13-14, and called upon the member countries to come together for promotion of responsive and robust policies relating to employment generation, social protection, skilling and formalisation for ensuring a more resilient, equitable and sustainable recovery from the pandemic slump.

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According to the Labour and Employment Ministry, the minister commended Indonesia for selecting the priority areas which are critical in the ever-changing world of work and drew the attention towards the exemplary achievements of India in - Labour Market Integration of Persons with Disabilities, Sustainable Growth and Productivity in Human Capacity Development through Strengthening Community Based Vocational Training, Promoting Entrepreneurship and Supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) as a Job Creation Instrument and Adapting Labour Protection for More Effective Protection and Increased Resilience for All Workers.

The Ministry stated that Yadav highlighted the provisions made in the social security code for providing social security to the gig and platform workers. He said that the experiences gained from this year’ G20 Employment Working Group meetings would aid India in its upcoming presidency and would contribute to our pursuit of securing labour welfare, in light of the dynamic nature of the 21st Century world of work.

The Union minister also held several bilateral meetings with countries, including Germany, Singapore, UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, and Turkey. In all these meetings, the minister briefed on the upcoming Presidency and broad priorities and sought the support of these countries and organizations for India's goals.

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Need for signing of Migration and Mobility Agreement and Social Security Agreement at the earliest was highlighted for facilitating ease of mobility and for ensuring social security to the international workers, the ministry stated.

The Union minister also attended the welcome dinner hosted by HE Ida Fauziyah, Minister of Manpower, Indonesia and witnessed the Joint statement by B20-L20, two prominent engagement groups of G20.

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