The Government of India recently amended the Maternity Benefit Act to increase maternity leave from the current 12 weeks to 26 weeks for women working in the private sector. Will this new measure help to arrest the declining rates of women in the workforce?
As the Indian government released its 2016 budget earlier this week, a key question is whether it does enough to address one of the biggest challenges confronting the Indian economy: job creation. Here are some reactions from the JustJobs Network team on India’s 2016 budget.
JustJobs Network’s research on the youth unemployment crisis was quoted by a blog article in The Huffington Post, authored by the UN ECOSOC President Oh Joon and the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi.
There is an urgent need to reconsider the definition of “employment” without adversely affecting the growth of jobs in this dynamic sector or risking the dilution of workers’ rights across industries.
February 22, 2017
The JustJobs Network and the Global Works Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, will host thought leaders from business, labor, government, academia, and non-governmental and international organizations for a roundtable conversation on transformations in global value chains and the new challenges that accompany them. To be held on February 22 in Washington D.C., the event will focus on themes of inclusive industrialisation and co-governance in the context of global value chains.