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Govt postpones Indian Labour Conference fearing boycott of Modi speech

At the 47th ILC, scheduled for February 26 and 27 in Delhi, trade unions and employers were to discuss key issues related to employment and social security coverage to workers

The Union government has postponed the Indian Labour Conference, which was to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision was apparently taken to avoid an embarrassment, as central trade unions had threatened a boycott of the event.“The ILC has been postponed.

Inconvenience is regretted,” the Union labour and employment ministry said in a missive to all central trade unions on Tuesday. PM Modi was set to inaugurate the conference, often termed as the ‘Labour Parliament of India’, after a gap of three years. At the 47th ILC, which was scheduled to ...

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First Published: Tue, February 20 2018. 14:50 IST