There is a buzzing sound that industries be allowed to work 4 days only with 3 full days paid holidays in the week, if they work 12 hours per day; or to work 5 days only with 2 full days paid holidays in the week, if they work 9.5 hours per day. The reason cited is to give boost to the struggling industries, more particularly due to aftermath of Covid-19. It is expected that working continuously for more hours at a stretch is the great need of the changed times to achieve more productivity. It is also expected that after enjoying longer rest and holidays with the family for continuous three days in one go, the workers will be overwhelmingly rejuvenated, more energetic and more productive, when they come back at work. Some Corporates are believed to be quite excited with the idea of 12 hour shift working. They feel such a move is inevitable and welcome in current global competitive conditions. They would be happy with 12 hour longer work-shift at a stretch without payment of overtime rate of wages for the work done beyond 8 hours. But the rider is that...
6 hour shift working will generate employment
September 1, 2021
Their life-style has become such that they cannot afford any delay, let alone any loss or cut, in receiving their full pay-packet credited in their bank accounts every month on time. EMIs of their house, car, white goods, children's school fee etc. are linked to their salary credited on time in their bank accounts.
Advocate at Labour & Employment Law, New Delhi