Karnataka passes bill allowing 12-hour work days in industries, weekly work hours to remain at 48 hours

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The Karnataka legislature has passed an amendment to the Factories Act of 1948 in its application in the state to allow industries to extend working hours for labour up to 12 hours a day while keeping the maximum weekly work hours at 48. The Factories (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2023 was passed without a debate in the Legislative Assembly but was opposed by the Congress, JDS, and even a member of the BJP, in the Legislative Council when the law was passed on February 24 amid a walkout. IT and BT Minister Dr C N Ashwathnarayan told the Legislative Council that...