Kerala turning into a labour friendly state?

May 19, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

If statistics provided by the State Planning Board are to be believed, gone are the days when Kerala was treated as a state hostile towards investors primarily due to the hostile labour conditions prevailing in the state.

Figures provided by the Planning board clearly point towards an encouraging labour friendly atmosphere in the state. For example, mandays lost due to strikes (numbers) declined from 3.94 lakh days in 2008 to 1.80 lakh days in 2012.This shows that mandays lost due to strikes less than halved between five years from 2008 to 2012. Mandays lost due to lock outs (Numbers) also less than halved between the above period. During 2008 and 2012, mandays lost due to lockouts declined from 7.58 lakh to 3.16 lakh. And mandays lost due to layoffs (numbers) also declined from 64,316 to 52,574 during 2008-12.


Author:KM Shajahan

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