ICSA in Chennai
Tamil Nadu Alliance Founder Members Meeting was held on 12.07.2018 at ICSA in Chennai. Dr. J. Paul Baskar _ Convenor of TNA, Mr. A. Aloysius _ Co_Convenor of TNA, Mr. S. Prithiviraj _ Convenor of TPF, Mr. A. Britto _ Convenor of CACCS, Dr. P. Bala Murugan _ Geneva Global, Mr. Hedvees _ ETI were participated
Hotel Western Park in Madurai
One day Orientation on SDGs with particular reference to Goal No 8.7, on 17.05.2018, at Hotel
Western Park in Madurai.
Mr. Paul Baskar delivered a welcome speech and gave a brief introduction about the labour codes, the Outcome of the workshop and formation of TAMILNADU ALLIANCE. He introduced the 6 founder members and their Networks. And how they join together now and future working for the labour issues and conducting labour code meetings, SDGs.
Mr. Prithviraj explained how the natural resources ruined in the name of development, how can we achieved sustained development and SDG 8. Mr. Britto said about inter the linked goals and how can we work in our areas related to these goals. Dr. Bala explained the Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development Goals and differentiation between the two.
Lawyer. Henry appreciated the Tamilnadu Alliance efforts on uniting 142 organizations and joining together to work for the labours. He simplified the SDGs and explained how it integrates with each other goals.
He asked to do mapping with the 17 goals which are matching with working areas. Finally he said there is a chance to get changes in all over the world. After that Mr. Britto discussed with the participant and derived an action plan. He announced the core team working group meeting on 14 th , 15 th July and August 24 th , 25 th for the larger team( the remaining participants).
Finally he gave the vote of thanks.
Johns Hotel in Madurai
One day Workshop cum Consultation on Labour Code and Social Security of the workers on
02.05.2018, at Johns Hotel in Madurai.
Mr. Britto delivered the welcome speech. Dr. Paul Baskar spoke about the need of this
meeting, the formation of Tamilnadu Alliance Migrant workers security and minimum wages.
Mr. Karumalaiyan gave speech about Social Security and cleared the participant doubts.
Dr. Bala explained Wage Code in detail. He explained Make in India, Digital India, Skill India and ESAP. Mr. Britto explained Labour Code on Industrial Relations and its features. Mr. Christopher shared about the canteen committee which is well and good because of the presence of Trade Union.
He suggested forming Labour Supportive Group. Finally they planned for an Action Plan like Post Card Campaign, Generating Demand on Labour Code Issues and Letter to MP from 50 villages. Mr. Britto gave the vote of thanks.
Hotel Vijay Park in Coimbatore
One day workshop for CSOs on “Decoding the new labour codes- Building perspective” on 3 rd Mar, 2018 at Hotel Vijay Park in Coimbatore.
Dr.J.Paul Baskar has Welcome All and gave brief introduction about the labour codes, The Outcome of the workshop and Forming of TAMILNADU ALLIANCE. He introduced The 6 founder members of TNA and Their NGO activities. He explained how TNA is formed by the six founder members. They conducted meeting every month regularly. Finally on 27-01-2018 the elected Dr.J.Paul Baskar as a Convenor and Mr.Aloysius as a CO – Convenor for TNA. There are 44 labour acts for the welfare of labours. But they are not used in practically. Now The 44 labour acts contracted into 4 labour codes which were going to explain by our founder members.
WAGE CODE: Dr.P.Bala Murugan started his speech about the wage code and what are the impacts it is going to bring. He asked every participant to introduce themselves in the workshop. He told that founder members formed workers support groups including young labours and Arbitration also. He explained about the ESAP and ONE INDIA name which means equal wages for the labours in all over India. How can they fix wages and the criteria for fixing wages [like piece rate & time rate], cause of the code on wage and its impact
Industrial relations code: Mr.M.A.Britto explained about it and its impact in detail. He gave a brief review about Trichy meeting those who are not attended that meeting. There CIT. Mr.Karumalayan gave over all view about the relationship between the labours and the central government. Prof.Savariuthu, valanar college spoke about the wage code which is against for labours. Mr. S.M.Prithiviraj explained about features of Social Security and Welfare Code. Mr. Venkat Raman, labour union leader explained about Industrial Relations Code briefly. After that, Dr.P.Bala Murugan summarized all these codes. There we planned for this one day workshop not only to learn and also execute it. Social security & welfare code and its impact: Mr. Prithvi raj shared an incident happened in Kunkumapalayam (near palladam) cotton mill. In the old acts there is a definition about worker, labour. But in the labour code not like that, the only positive feature is applicable to Migrant workers also. According to the labour code, “Factory management Agent” instead of owner. It tells who is Construction labour, Domestic labour, Temporary labour, Contract labour, Contractor, Owner. But the definition for each one is weird.
After that, the participants asked questions and cleared their doubts ON 3 New Labour Codes from Dr.P.Bala Murugan, Mr.Hedvees Christopher, Mr.S.M.Prithiviraj , Dr.J.Paul Baskar and Mr.M.A.Britto. Mr.Hedvees Christopher discussed about the action plan of TAMILNADU ALLIANCE. The workshop has completed with the vote of thanks by Mr.S.M.Prithiviraj.