LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT ISSUE

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LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT ISSUE

 

The 5th India-European Union Seminar on Employment and Social Policy, “Occupa­tional Safety and Health” was held in New Delhi.

So far, five seminars have been conducted- New Delhi (2006), Lisbon, Portugal, (2007), New Delhi (2008) and Brussels (2010), New Delhi (2011).

 
India and European Union (EU) have entered into a Joint Action Plan to have a policy dialogue and cooperation in the fields of employment and social policy to share experience, periodic exchange of views and information on three issues i.e. labour and employment issues, including employment policies, restructuring, the global employment opportunities and requirements for trained manpower; human resource management in particular through training and skills development; and social Security.
In line with the Joint Action Plan, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govern­ment of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the European Commission to strengthen dialogue and exchange of views and information on issues of common interests within the area of employment and social policy such as: skills, training and employment, social security, occupational health and safety; workers’ participation in management; and other relevant issues jointly identified. The structured dialogue consists of exchanges of experience, best practice, views and information on topics of common interest, trends and policy developments related to the above areas. As a part of this structured dialogue, it has been agreed upon to organize a joint seminar on mutually identified issues every year. These seminars will bring together EU and India government experts, social partner representatives, academic experts and other relevant stakeholders to exchange views, information, experience and best practice on topics of common interest.
So far, five seminars have been conducted- New Delhi (2006), Lisbon, Portugal, (2007), New Delhi (2008) and Brussels (2010), New Delhi (2011).
The 5th India-European Union Seminar on Employment and Social Policy, “Occupa­tional Safety and Health” was held in New Delhi. The seminar was held in four sessions spread over two days in which deliberations such as ‘Overview of OSH Institutional Framework in India and the European Union’ and ‘Effective and Topical Issues in Oc­cupational Health Management were held in New Delhi during 19-20 Septembef, 2011.

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