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 Hyundai.
The contract workers of Yamaha, MSI and Royal Enfield have been on strike in the Kanchipuram district’s automotive manufacturing hub against the hiring and firing policies of companies towards contract workers and meagre wages paid to them.
The High Court observed that there were gaps in implementation of labour laws by the company based on the reports filed by the Industrial Labour Safety and Health department and directed the company not to use workers other than that on its muster roll for production within the factory.
The company employs 150 permanent and 550 contract workers.
Delhi: High Court orders government to provide skill training to manual scavengers
04 October 2018: The division bench of Justice Ravinder Bhat and Justice A.K. Chawla hearing the matter in National Campaign for Dignity and Rights of Sewerage and Allied Workers vs MCD & Ors) rapped the government for its laxity in acting on the rehabilitation of manual scavengers. The court has ordered the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to identify manual scavengers within a month and formulate a skills training program for them to equip them for alternate employment.