Kolkata: In a bid to bring the industrial output back on track and stop the practice of frequent strikes by irresponsible workers and Unions in industries, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to amend the labour laws.

The West Bengal government wants to put an end to the irresponsible attitude of the Unions who call strikes for petty issues.

State Labour Minister Purnendu Bose on Thursday said that through the new labour policy, the government will try to make the workers solve issues with employers through negotiations and not strikes.

“Many industries were shut due to militant trade unionism during the previous Left government,” said Bose.

“Irresponsible trade unionism will not be tolerated. Right to strike is the last resort but it cannot be misused,” he added.
Bose also added that if a factory closes down, the labourers are most affected. The new government believes that talks can solve issues.

“There are around 22 labour laws and there is a need to review these. We have studied labour laws of Haryana and Maharashtra which will help us,” Bose mentioned.

JPN/Bureau