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Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as PM after SC verdict on crisis        Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory        PV Sindhu scripts history, clinches maiden BWF Tour Finals title        Virat Kohli slams record-breaking 25th Test ton in Perth        Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media        Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign, says his son after court setback        Rahul Gandhi After Rafale Verdict: "Will Prove PM Helped Anil Ambani"        Author Amitav Ghosh Honoured With 54th Jnanpith Award        Supreme Court sees no wrongdoing in Rafale deal, rules out probe        India bowled a little bit short, Australia pacers could benefit: Border        ISL: FC Goa thrash NorthEast United 5-1        BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma Register Easy Wins To Enter Semifinals        Diving legend says HIV-contracted friend inspired him to Olympic gold        India beat Pakistan to reach final of Emerging Teams Asia Cup        Boosting exports key to make India $5-tn economy by 2025: Kant        Prabhu, US Commerce Secretary to discuss trade issues on Feb 14        Ceasefire for key Yemen port agreed at peace talks: UN        Britain's May sees no 'immediate breakthrough' at EU        Poll results prove Ram Temple or communal polarisation doesn't cut ice with people: Sinha        Ashok Gehlot appeals to Cong workers in Raj to maintain peace        
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No 'nokkukooli' in State from May 1
 
(Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 9, 2018): In an investment friendly move, central trade unions in Kerala has endorsed the CPI(M) led LDF government's decision to end 'nokkukooli', under which money paid to workers without rendering any service.

'Nokkukooli' is widely considered as a product of militant trade unionism that had resulted in frequent altercations between workers and business people.A decision to end the decades old practise of loaders taking money without rendering any service would come into affect from May 1, the labourers day.

Trade unions extended support to the government proposal at a meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here Thursday.

In a Facebook post, the Chief Minister said District Collectors would convene a meeting of trade unions to finalise the operation of the decision.

The unions also announced that they would end the practise of supplying workers to establishments, Vijayan said.

There was no complaint about labour in the state from trade and business or no company has shut down due to labour problem in the past one decade in the state, he said. However, that was not the general impression about the state's labour sector, he said. 'Nokkukooli' and the supply of workers by unionshad tainted the image of the labour sector in the state, he said.

Government policy was that workers in each area should get jobs whenever a new industrial enterprise comes up there, he said.(PTI)


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