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India economy: Companies cut jobs as unions weakened

India bails out government-linked companies and clamps down on unions as workers face job cuts in worsening market.

The Indian government has been bailing out some loss-making state-owned companies who, in return, have been shedding workers.

But the government’s new labour reforms have limited the ability of the unions to negotiate on behalf of the staff.

And many workers are facing possible job cuts and poor conditions as they get entrenched.

 

Anchal Vohra reports from West Bengal’s capital Kolkata.