KERALA

Seminar on labour reforms

KOCHI, MARCH 17. The All India Organisation of Employers (AIOE) in collaboration with the Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI), Kochi, is organising a `Social dialogue on labour policy reforms: Creating and ensuring decent work opportunities' on March 19.

Representatives of trade unions and employers will address the meet. The Labour Minister, Babu Diwakaran, will inaugurate the programme.

Explaining the background, the ICCI president, K.S. Sabu, said in a statement that competitive pressure on industry had increased as globalisation brought the domestic and international markets closer.

This, coupled with fast pace of technological development was changing market conditions, underscoring the need for greater business flexibility, entrepreneurial environment and vibrant policies with regard to labour and investment.

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