Day: July 15, 2019

Yoga for Immunity!

The Patanjali group of Baba Ramdev, through companies controlled by his business associate, Acharya Balkrishna, and some of their closely-associated land dealers, acquired more than 400 acres of forested common lands in the Aravalli hills in Kot, just off the state highway connecting Gurugram and Faridabad, according to a Business Standard report of 6 June. […]

FIFA admits to labour violations in relation to the 2022 football world cup

Kenya: Domestic workers union recognised 9 June 2019: Despite being denied registration on multiple occasions by the registrar of unions on account that there were other federations representing domestic workers, the National Union of Domestic Workers through a court application finally won recognition. The court upheld their right to form a union and directed the […]

Workplace Safety Watch – June 2019

Construction On 9 June 2019, 4 workers; Ezhumalai (40), Anthony Samy, (41), Kathirvelu (60) and Amsavalli were injured will undertaking repairs of a house in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Police intend to question the house owner. On 9 June 2019, 1 worker; Arasiah (46) was killed when a live wire snapped and fell on him. The […]

Tamil Nadu: Dalit anganwadi workers transferred under pressure from upper caste locals

17 June 2019: State Human Rights commission sought a report from the Madurai Collector regarding the transfer 2 dalit anganwadi workers due to pressure from some upper caste persons and asked district administration whether it failed in protecting the workers’ human rights. The 2 workers, who were assigned to ICDS centre on 3 June 2019 […]

Tamil Nadu: 87-day strike ends with victory for Asahi workers

Himachal Pradesh: Blue Star Employees Union inks long term settlement with management 27 June 2018: The Blue Star Employees Union has signed a long term wage and productivity settlement with the management. The settlement will be valid with retrospective effect from July 2018, covering over 120 workers would lead to a monthly hike of ₹11,000 […]

Andhra Pradesh: ASHA workers get 300% wage hike

Tamil Nadu: Government declares auto component industry public utility 26 June 2019: The Tamil Nadu government has declared auto component industry as public utility through a Government Order (G.O) valid for 6 months. The G.O has been promulgated in the backdrop of the successful strikes in auto component manufacturing sector in and around Chennai. Workers […]

Tamil Nadu: SHRC orders reinstatement of worker with ₹ 20.67 lakhs as back wages

Tamil Nadu: SHRC orders reinstatement of worker with ₹ 20.67 lakhs as back wages 21 June 2019: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has ordered the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) to reinstate a worker who was terminated in 2004 for allegations of irregular work. The labour department had held the termination wrongful in […]

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