STATUS OF WOMEN CONTRACT WORKER
The contract labour system is a very old system. The contract labour system was started in the latter half of the nineteenth century when there was the problem of recruitment of workers. The employers were unable to solve the problem. So, to solve this problem they took the help of contractors who supplied labour to the Industries and at other places of employment. This was the historical reason for the start of the contract labour system.
In India contract workers work in various fields and sectors like agriculture sector, construction sector, and manufacturing and also in unorganized sector. 93% of total labour employment i.e 36.9 crore labours are engaged in unorganized sector.
Although contract labour act, 1970 and acts like Equal remuneration act, 1976, Minimum wages act, 1948, Interstate migration act, 1979 are applicable to contract labour but because of several reasons they are unable to get benefit of these legal provisions.
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