Social protection for everyone

Brick kiln workers in Northen India (Photo: CEC)

CENTRE FOR EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION | The Centre for Education and Communication (CEC) and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS) want to improve the conditions of working and living in India. Currently, India is in the ongoing process of transforming its labour laws reducing the 44 national labour laws into 4 encompassing labour codes. This opens a window of opportunities to advocate stronger social security measures, in particular for networks like Social Security Now (SSN). SSN is a roof organisation, consisting of over 500 labour-related civil-society-organisations and has been advocating for a nation wide and universal social security for decades. However, the fast pace of change in Indian society and the sheer size of the network mean that constant efforts need to be put in to remain and to sufficient common ground to take action on a large scale in crucial movements of political decision-making.

Therefore, in 2019 CEC and RLS organised activities to develop ideas and strategies around the discourse of universal social security. For instance obligatory insurance or newer concepts like universal basic incomes and its alternatives. The largest of these events was a national conference with Social Security Now (SSN). The conferences was a space for strategizing and planing nation-wide campaigns.

In 2020, CEC conducts archiving of the labour movement in the Delhi-National Capital Region. Labour dialogues with labour activists, scholars and legal experts will be conducted regarding various facets of the labour movement especially on the question of formal/informal divide.

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The Centre for Education and Communication (CEC) is a labour resource centre. Since its inception in 1983, CEC has been promoting the rights, dignity and livelihoods of small producers, workers, communities’ dependent on labour. Its activities are strongly informed by the principles of gender rights, dalit rights (oppressed social group) and social inclusion. CEC organises action research, executes field intervention and provides support for the development and execution of key ideas, concepts and frameworks that improve the capacities and lives of labouring communities.  CEC is also the steward of the social movement network Social Security Now (SSN) with over 500 member organisations.

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