New Labour Code May Include 4-Day Workweek With Longer Shifts

New Labour Code May Include 4-Day Workweek With Longer Shifts
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Indian companies will soon have the option to opt between four-day and five-day work modules based on the business and sector’s needs.

Employers will no longer have to ask for approval from the government to choose between the four-day and five-day work regime. Additionally, the employees will be entitled to free medical check-ups, under the draft codes of Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2020 by the ESIC (Employees’ State Insurance Corporation).

Having said that, if any company does choose the four-day work module, they will have to pay 3 days of paid leave to the employees. But this means that the shifts of the employees might increase, as the hours required by the business or the company’s sector has to be fulfilled.

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Apurva Chandra, the secretary of Labour and Employment Ministry said “Companies will have to give three days’ of paid leaves and 12 hours of work per day to their employees with the consent of the workers. We are not forcing employees or employers.

It gives flexibility. It’s an enabling provision in sync with the changing work culture. We have tried to make some changes. We have tried to give flexibility in working days”.

A survey conducted in 2020 shows that many employees feel that a four-day work module is at least five years away to apply in India as even now many employees have to work for more than five days weekly. In India, an average employee works for more than 48 hours per week to fulfil the sector’s needs.

This working module crosses the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) rules of working hours. “The general standard is 48 regular hours of work per week, with a maximum of 8 hours per day, according to the labour standards”, states the ILO website.

Even though many employers and employees are excited to have the luxury of this flexibility, there still might be many challenges as four days a week work module might not meet the consumer’s expectations and demands.

 

Source – The logical Indian, Business Insider

 

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