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  • Central trade unions called for protests across the country on Wednesday against the three labour codes passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, while organisations representing informal workers demanded that the unorganised sector receive full protection under the social security, industrial relations and occupational safety codes.
  • While speaking in the House about the three codes, Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said all workers, including those in the informal sector, self-employed and gig or platform workers, would now be covered under social security schemes.
  • Ten Central trade unions planned to observe Wednesday as a day of protests against the “anti-worker codification of labour laws and other changes, against disinvestment and privatisation of public sector enterprises including 100?I [foreign direct investment] in some of the core sectors of our economy,”