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France: Court orders government to compensate former miners for causing “anxiety”

France: Court orders government to compensate former miners for causing “anxiety” 29 January 2021: The Labour Court in Douai has ordered the government to pay 727 miners a payment of 10,000 Euros (a total 7.3 million euros or $8.9 million) as compensation for causing anxiety to them by a career of exposure to toxic substances. […]

Workplace Safety Watch : January 2021

03 January: Amit Das (16), a child labour was crushed to death after falling in a wheat grinder at a flour mill in Nahargarh, Rajasthan. Police registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and one under the Juvenile Justice Act against the employer. 10 January: Shek Angar (34), a construction worker, was […]

Maharashtra: Government concedes to domestic workers’ demands, revives welfare board

Employees of state-owned general insurance companies go on hunger strike against National Pension Scheme 27 January 2021: Employees of state-owned general insurance companies – National Insurance, New India Assurance, Oriental Insurance, and United India Insurance – went on hunger strike in front of the New India Assurance office in Hyderabad, calling for the immediate settlement […]

Delhi: High Court pulls up municipal corporations for non-payment of salaries and pensions

Delhi: High Court pulls up municipal corporations for non-payment of salaries and pensions 21 January 2021: The division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli while hearing multiple petitions in relation to non-payment of salaries and pensions to the employees of Delhi municipal corporations, held that the right to receive salary and pension is […]

Karnataka government allows shops and establishments with more than 10 workers to remain open 24×7

Jharkhand: Government proposes reservation of 75% jobs in private sector for domiciles 26 January 2021: Jharkhand government has announced that it is formulating a new domicile policy which will reserve 75% of the jobs in private sector for people belonging to the state. Haryana, Maharashtra and Telangana have announced such policies in the past but […]

2020 – its Finally Over!

The year 2020 may have gone by but it is far from over. This year is going to leave its imprint and will be remembered for several reasons. Of course most of it is attributed to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 as we popularly know it. It has so far claimed over 18.4 lakh […]

Workplace Safety Watch – December 2020

03 December: Ramesh Kumar (35) died after a wall collapsed at a pumping station of HPCL in Visakhapatnam due to heavy water seepage. Police have registered a case of accidental death. 05 December: Bagyanathan (48) a Tangedco wireman and a contract worker Dayalan (38) died of electrocution while attending to an electricity fault in the […]

Jharkhand: Sanitation workers of Bokaro General Hospital (BGH) go on indefinite strike demanding restoration of ESI facility

Air India staff protest pay cut, demand continuation of medical benefits and payment of arrears before privatisation 27 December 2020: Air India Staff are protesting against unfair pay cuts, and demanding continuation of medical benefits and payment of arrears before privatisation of the company takes place. The pilots’ union has asked their members not to […]

Delhi government to withdraw FIRs against migrant workers lodged during lockdown

Delhi government to withdraw FIRs against migrant workers lodged during lockdown 22 December 2020: The state government of Delhi issued instructions to the Home department to withdraw all FIRs/complaints which were lodged against migrant workers during the lockdown. The cases were registered by the police when thousands of migrant workers violated prohibitory orders inorder to […]

Ministry of Labour notifies provisions regarding constitution of Central Advisory Board under Code of Wages

Parliamentary panel calls for tracking movement of migrant workers for better relief disbursement 22 December 2020: The parliamentary panel on home affairs has put out a report titled Management of covid-19 pandemic and related issues, recommending that the Central government create a national database of migrant workers and set up a mechanism to track and […]

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