Rights of construction, contract and migrant workers
New Delhi: International Labor Organization
Right of contract, migrant and construction workers. Recognize, protect and promote women workers' rights.
National law, Construct Labour (regulation and abolition) Act, 1970. Applies to establishments where 20 or more workmen are or were employed as contract labour on any day of the preceding year. Contract workers are entitled to:
--wages paid in the presence of an authorized representative of the principal employer
--basic amenities such as drinking water and toilet facilities.
This act is enforced through registration of the establishment and licensing of contractors. The principal employer is liable if the contractor fails to abide by the provision of this act.
Interstate Migrant Workmen (regulation of employment and conditions of service) Act, 1979. Wherever 5 or more migrant workers are or were employed on any day of the preceding year, contractors or principal employers must provide:
--the same conditions of service as other workers doing same or similar work
--wages fixed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, in cash only
--a displacement allowance
--to-and-from fare from the migrant workers home states
Building Other Construction Workers (regulation of employment and conditions of service) Act, 1996. In any building or construction work, where 10 or more workers are or were employed on any day of the preceding year by an establishment, the employer must provide:
--specified wages for overtime
--specified hours of work, with rest intervals and one paid rest day in the week
--crèche on sites with more than 50 female workers
--basic amenities and accommodation at the work site.
International labour standard, Safety and Health in Construction Convention (no.167) 1988. Employers and self-employed persons engaged in all construction activities have a duty to comply with prescribed safety and health measures at their workplaces. Principal employers, contractors or persons nominated by them are responsible for ensuring compliance with the measures.
ILO Poster Series 12
ILO Training and Information Dissemination on Women Worker’s Rights – India Project International Labour Organization, New Delhi, 1999