India and Denmark agree over labour mobility

June 19th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on labour mobility partnership agreement between India and Denmark.

The objectives of the MOU is to facilitate safe and legal migration by promoting orderly migration of workers from India to meet the growing demand for skilled and trained workers in the Danish economy and to prevent illegal migration and the smuggling of people for financial benefits.

The proposed MOU provides for cooperation between the two countries concerning the branches - labour market expansion, employment facilitation, organized entry and orderly migration and exchange of information and cooperation in introducing best practices for mutual benefit of labour and employment for qualified workers within their national objectives and the relevant laws.

It also provides for constitution of a Joint Working Group of both the countries, which will study employment opportunities and suggest means for enhancing cooperation between states; interpret the provisions of the MoU and oversee its implementation.

The MoU also create guidance material on rights and duties of employers and workers to minimize labour disputes and create information material about the existing system for dispute settlement. (ANI)

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