Month: August 2018

South Africa: Constitutional Court orders employers to regularise workers if contract extends beyond three months

Palestine: Fired UNRWA worker sets himself ablaze 27 July 2018: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency tasked with assisting impoverished Palestinian refugees in the Israeli-occupied Gaza and West Bank terminated the services of 125 workers and downgraded the employment status of 800 other workers from full-time to part-time. The relief agency […]

ASI dismisses 300 contract staff workers

Archaeological Survey of India dismisses 300 contract staff workers 22 July 2018: The Kolkata sub-division circle of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has contracted out the maintenance work of monuments under its jurisdiction to private contracts and dismissed the services of 300 contract workers. The move aimed at ‘cost-cutting’ has rendered jobless, workers who have […]

Goa government rejects mining company’s plea for retrenchment of 345 mining workers

Goa government rejects mining company’s plea for retrenchment of 345 mining workers 20 July 2018: Goa Rajya Kaamgar Mahasangh registered a major victory against the management of Chowgule Group’s mining division as the government struck down management’s application for retrenchment of 345 mining workers from Pale, Costi and Sirigao region of Goa. In April the […]

July 2018

On 28 July, 3 workers Rohit Jadhav (18), Vijay Chavda (19) and Adam Sama (24) died due to electrocution while 2 others sustained serious injuries while putting up an electric pole. The workers were employed under contract by Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (PGVCL). On 31 July, Sanjay Kumar Singh (45) employed as a lineman […]

Alang ship breakers to receive training on OSH

DGFASLI and Gujrat Maritime Board sign MOU to improve health and safety in Shipbreaking Industry 11 July 2018: Gujarat Maritime Board and Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes, the factory inspection body of Labour Ministry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to train workers and supervisors engaged in the Shipbreaking industry of Alang, […]

Haryana government sets monthly pay for ASHA wokers

Nurses gain major wage hike in Tamil Nadu 26 July 2018: In November 2017, around 3,000 nurses went on a strike demanding higher wages, eight-hour work shifts and permanent jobs in Tamil Nadu. The government has finally considered their demands and issues a notification raising the wage of nurses employed on contract from Rs.7,700 per […]

Denial of maternity leave for third child unconstitutional

Uttarakhand High Court: Denial of Maternity Leave for third child unconstitutional 30 July 2018: The High Court of Nainital has ruled that denial of benefits of Maternity Benefit Act to women for third child is against Article 42 of the Constitution and Section 27 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. Article 42 of the constitution […]

Delhi government does away with labour contractors

Labour Ministry proposes amendment in the Trade Union Act, 1926 21 July 2018: The Labour Ministry has proposed amendments to the Trade Union Act, 1926. The amendments would allow registration of federation of unions at the state level. Presently, there is provision of recognition of Trade Union confederations is limited at the central level. There […]

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