Month: September 2018

Sore in the eyes of automobile companies – Unions

A US court imposed a fine of $835 million dollars on Alphons Iacobelli, Vice President, Employee Relations at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Alphons Iacobelli was found guilty of bribing union officials on behalf of his employer to obtain concessions and advantages and lowering benefits in collective bargaining agreements, along with charges of tax evasion. Automobile companies […]

Court awards €7500 to worker for dealing with work emails after working hours

US: Court strikes down executive orders which would have eased hire and fire of federal staff 25 August 2018: U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson struck down those provisions of the Trump administration’s workforce executive orders, which were aimed to ease hire and fire of federal staff concluding that they conflicted with the 1978 […]

Workplace Safety Watch – August 2018

Construction On 19 August, 6 workers Jagjeet Singh, Manjeet Singh, Rameshwar Mukhia, Raghbir Singh, Ranbir Singh and Harpreet Singh died and 7 others were gravely injured when a 30 foot high wall of a under-construction rice sheller collapsed at Fatehgarh Sahib, Chandigarh, Punjab. The police have booked the owners of the sheller, Rajesh Kumar and […]

Fire at Bharat Petroleum Plant in Mumbai leaves 41 workers injured

Karnataka: Garment factory shuts down as workers fall sick after drinking contaminated water 17 August 2018:  Over150 workers employed at the Wonder Blues garment factory, Mysuru Road, Bangalore had to be rushed to hospitals due to dysentery and vomiting after they drank contaminated water from the water tanks at the factory. Wonder Blues is a […]

World Bank report finds two-thirds of Indian workers earn less because of childhood stunting

World Bank report finds two-thirds of Indian workers earn less because of childhood stunting 17 August 2018: A report of the World Bank co-authored by Emanuela Galasso and Adam Wagstaff has found that 66% of Indian workers, third highest in the world were stunted as children. India is preceded by Bangladesh and Afghanistan, where 73% […]

HAL files FIR against protesting workers

Karnataka: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited files case against protesting workers 30 August 2018: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has filed a FIR against the members of Hindustan Aeronautics Employees Association for staging a protest over wage-related issues on 23 August 2018. The management in it FIR has claimed that the protest was in violation of an […]

Port workers get 10.6% wage hike

Tamil Nadu: Around 600 workers go on indefinite strike at automotive manufacturing company Pricol 30 August 2018: More than 600 workers went on indefinite strike on 21 August 2018 under the banner of Kovai Mavatta Pricol Thozhilalar Sangam (KMPTS) affiliated to AICCTU at the Coimbatore factory of Pricol demanding: Withdrawal of the illegal partial lock […]

Delhi High Court sets aside Minimum Wage hike

Supreme Court rules in favour of lecturers, raps government for creating job insecurity 18 August 2018: The bench of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul while considering the plea of a Mumbai University lecturer pulled the government for creating job insecurity and denying rightful wages to lecturers by artificially creating break in service. […]

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA and DR

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA and DR of central government employees and pensioners 29 August 2018: The union government has cleared an additional 2% hike in dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) of employees and pensioners respectively, with effect from 1 July 2018. The increase has been sanctioned in accordance with the recommendations […]

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