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Delegates, experts from 20 nations arrive in Amritsar for Inception meeting of Labour20 under India’s G20 presidency

Posted On: 18 MAR 2023 5:48PM by PIB Delhi

Trade union delegates, experts and labour leaders from 20 countries, besides trade union leaders and labour experts from India, are arriving  in Amritsar,Punjab for the Inception Event of Labour20 (L20), a key engagement group of the G20, a global grouping of the world’s top developed and developing nations.

Union Labour and Employment Minister Shri Bhupender Yadav and Chief Minister of Punjab Shri Bhagwant Mann will be interacting with the delegates at the Inception meeting of L20.India’s presidency of the G20 in 2023 is a watershed moment to collaborate with the world on critical global issues.

Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, India’s largest labour organisation, is hosting the Labour20 engagement group and BMS national president Shri Hiranmay Pandya will be the chair of L20. He will be presiding over the Inception Event in the city. Many other leading trade unions in India will also be joining the event.

During the media interaction today BMS national president Shri Hiranmay Pandya outlined the details of L20 meeting beginning tomorrow.  He said the Inception meeting plans to discuss key sustainable livelihood and employment related subjects, including Universalization of Social Security; International Migration of Labour: Portability of Social Security Funds; Social Protection for Informal Workers; and Skill Training and Skill Upgradation: Role And Responsibilities Of Employers, Employees And Governments.

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Some of the new trends in the labour scenario globally, such as Changing World Of Work: New Employment Opportunities In G-20 Countries; Promoting Sustainable Decent Work; Sharing of Country Experiences On Wages; and Women And Future Of Work would also be the focus subjects for deliberations at the L20 Inception Event over the next two days.

Well- Known experts on labour issues such as Prof. Santosh Mehrotra, Dr. Pravin Sinha, Prof. Ravi Srivastav, Advocate C. K. Saji Narayanan, Vice Chancellors Prof. N. Santosh Kumar of Tamil Nadu, Dr. B.R Ambedkar Law University and Prof. A.D.N Vajpayee of Bilaspur University will also participate and enrich the deliberations.Labour experts and trade union leaders of the different G20 nations and organisation, apart from select friendly countries will discuss the above subjects.

G20: The Group of Twenty, is the premier forum for international economic cooperation. It plays an important role in shaping and strengthening global architecture and governance on all major international economic issues. India holds the Presidency in 2023. For more information: https://www.g20.org/en/.

L20: Labour20 is one of the 11 Engagement Groups of the G20, which is led by the non-government efforts. L20 discusses the concerns and issues of labour and employment, in the light of the latest trends in labour globally. For more information: https://www.l20india.org/.

BMS: Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh is India’s largest central labour organisation and is the Chair of the Labour20 (L20) engagement group, which is one of the 11 groups. For more information: https://bms.org.in/.

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