Year: 2018

Workplace Safety Watch – October 2018

On 8 October, 4 workers Naushad (28), Vijaypal, Ashok, Karan died and 5 others Mahesh, Ajay, Shadab, Nisarul and Ram Jai Kumar were severely injured, when a scaffolding collapsed in an under construction 18-storey building, ‘Capital City’ by real estate group BPTP in Sector 94, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. An FIR under Sections 304A (causing death […]

South Korea: Supreme Court finds Bosch Electrical Drives guilty of anti-union practices

Zimbabwe: Constitutional Court outlaws rule which prohibited demonstrations without clearance 18 October 2018: In a case filed by the National Vendors’ Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) and National Election Reform Agenda (Nera) in May, 2018 Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has outlawed section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act (Posa), which prohibits demonstrations without clearance from […]

Workers and farmers march to Delhi demanding universal pension

Puducherry: Trade Unions jointly call for indefinite dharna against non-payment of wages 16 October 2018: Trade Unions jointly called for indefinite dharna in front of the legislative assembly against the non-payment of wages to workers employed in different government boards and corporations. The wage arrears date back from 10 months to even 3 years for […]

Madras High Court bars MSI Automotive from using contract workers

Tamil Nadu: Madras High Court bars MSI Automotive from using contract workers 09 October 2018: Justice S. Vimla hearing the plea of contract workers of Myoung Shin India Pvt. Ltd.(MSI) barred the company from hiring contract workers. MSI is the Indian subsidiary of the Korean manufacturer Myoung Shin which produces automobile parts for manufacturing giant […]

Delhi: Government mandates retention of 80% of old workers for new projects

Assam: Government amends ID Act, allows companies to retrench up to 300 workmen without prior approval 14 October 2018: President assented to the Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017 which would replace the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 in the state. The amendment allows companies to retrench up to 300 workers without prior approval from the […]

What’s on your mind Facebook?

In addition to snooping on its users and storing their personal data in the guise of legally verbose privacy and consent agreements, Facebook has also been found guilty of emotionally manipulating its users, running psychological experiments on them and in a recent case it has accepted its role in inciting violence against the minority community […]

#मिटू : व्यक्तिगत क्षोभ से सामूहिक रोष का सफर

कार्यस्थल पर होने वाले यौन शोषण के जितने मामले प्रकाश में आते हैं असल समस्या उससे कहीं बड़ी है। दुनिया भर की महिलाएं अनन्य कारणों से इस दमन के खिलाफ आवाज़ नहीं उठाती और चुपचाप इस दमन को सहते जाती हैं। जब कभी महिलाएं इस मुद्दे पर चुप्पी तोड़ती भी हैं तो अक्सर उनसे यह […]

Sui Dhaga – A bad advertisement for ‘Make in India’

Sharat Katariya’s Sui Dhaga starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma comes across as a very laboured attempt at portraying the lives and struggles of marginalized people. The film makes a conscious attempt to stay away from portraying the glamorous lives of the rich which have dominated bollywood films. Mauji (Varun Dhawan) works at a shop […]

Samsung service unit executives found guilty of anti-union activities

South Korea: South Korea: Samsung service unit executives found guilty of anti-union activities 27 September 2018: The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office has indicted 16 current and former executives and employees of Samsung Group for their alleged roles in a scheme to hamper labor union activities at the conglomerate’s after-sales services unit.The prosecution held the […]

Workplace Safety Watch – September 2018

Construction On 28 September, 3 construction workers, S Sonachalam (62), S Mathi (30) and K Sudalai (55) died and another worker C Murugaprabhakar (38) got seriously injured when boulders and gravel fell on them as they were finishing the de-silting of a 70 feet well in Alangulam, Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Chhotu Kumar (25) […]

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