Indian workers' rights suspended to restart the economy

The states say the changes will help businesses and get the economy back on track but workers are already paying the price.

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    India's government is being accused of using the coronavirus emergency to exploit millions of workers.

    After two months of lockdown, some of India’s biggest states have suspended most labour laws in a bid to restart the economy.

    Trade unions say changes to working hours, wages and health and safety standards weaken workers' rights at a time they cannot protest.

    Al Jazeera's Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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