Month: October 2018

#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) […]

Chandigarh: Smart Watches to track Safai Workers

21 September 2018: Panchkula Municipal Corporation has made it mandatory for its sanitation workers to wear GPS enabled wrist watches, which according to the Municipal Commissioner will help in recording attendance of sanitary workers shift-wise, prevention and control of misuse of manual attendance system, maintenance of transparency, accountability in operations and weeding out fake, duplicate […]

Farmers and workers unite, rally to the Capital raising their demands

Tamil Nadu: Automobile sector workers of different factories in the Oragudam cluster go on strike 25 September 2018: Trade unions and workers have united against the malpractices of management in the Oragudam cluster of Chennai district which is the hub of automobile giants such as Eicher, Yamaha, Royal Enfield and Myoung Shin Automotive. Over 3,700 […]

Hyderabad High Court dismisses PIL challenging regularisation of workers

Hyderabad High Court dismisses PIL challenging regularisation of workers 19 September 2018: A division bench comprising Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice V. Ramasubramanian struck down a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition and another writ petitions filed against the regularisation of outsourced workers in different transmission corporations of Telangana. The court held that the […]

Centre hikes remuneration for ASHA and Aanganwadi workers

Employees State Insurance Corporation to include unemployment cover for members 19 September 2018: Government rolled out the “Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna” (ABVKY) to provide unemployment allowances to workers. Acknowledging “the change in employment pattern and the current scenario of employment in India which has transformed from a long-term employment to fixed short-term engagement”, ABVKY […]

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