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Ukraine: Miners remain underground to register protest against deplorable working conditions

Germany: Government mulls over supply chain law to fight labour and environmental abuse abroad 30 September 2020: Government is mulling over promulgating a law proposed by the ministries of Labour and Development – Lieferkettengesetz meaning supply chain law to fight against labour rights and environmental abuse by German companies outside of its territory by tracking […]

Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI) disclosures expose the ugly truth of income inequality in Nifty top 50 companies

Financial disclosures from Nifty top 50 companies to the Securities and Exchange Board has startling revelations regarding gender, caste and income gap in Indian companies. Of the 50 companies none had a person from SC/ST community heading the organisation while only 1 woman featured in the list. The income disparity between the executive and median […]

Parliamentary panel raps BSNL for failing to implement reservation in promotions of SC/ST workers

19 September 2020: The Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes which presented its report titled ‘Ways and Means to ensure reservation for SCs and STs in the light of privatisation, outsourcing of work and contractual employment in Government Services, PSUs and Autonomous Bodies with special reference to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL)’ […]

Workplace Safety Watch – September 2020

Sanitation On 19 Sept., Rambhai Lalani (25) died at the Civil Hospital, Rajkot after 9 days of treatment. Lalani was brought to the hospital after inhaling toxic gases when he got down to clean a sewer behind Modern School in Bhagwatipara, Rajkot on 10 September 2020. Manga Solanki, his contractor has been booked by the […]

Workers and Farmers unions join forces to oppose anti-worker and anti-farmer laws

Assam: Over 40,000 tea workers strike work, demand wage revision 30 September 2020: Tea plantation workers in Assam went on struck work for 1-day demanding daily wage of Rs.350. The strike follows recent protests including a human chain and bicycle rally amid growing unrest over  wages – which range from Rs.145 to 167 in different […]

MNREGA workers to get benefits under BOCW welfare board in Rajasthan

President gives assent to the Labour Codes 30 September 2020: Three labour codes – The Code on Social Security 2020, the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Condition Code 2020, and the Industrial Relations Code 2020 which were passed by both the houses amid boycott from the opposition during the recently concluded monsoon session of the […]

Supreme Court orders government to ensure free ration to sex workers

Supreme Court orders government to ensure free ration to sex workers 22 September 2020: A division bench of Justices LN Rao and Hemant Gupta has ordered the state governments to ensure that sex workers get rations even if they do not possess ration cards. Hearing a petition filed by Durbar Mahila Samanvaya Committee the bench […]

USA: California Labour Commissioner sues Uber and Lyft for wage theft

Qatar: Government scraps Kafala system, raises minimum wages for migrant workers 31 August 2020: Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs has finally promulgated the abolition of draconian Kafala system that required workers to take NOC from employers before switching jobs. Emir of Qatar in October 2019 has announced that the system will […]

Workplace Safety Watch – August 2020

Construction On 15 Aug., 2 workers Karn Sahoo and Saddam Khan were killed while another worker Vinod Kuma survived grave injuries after wall of an under construction building collapsed on them. Police have registered a FIR under IPC 304A.  Suraiya Begam (45) and Giano Devi (55) were killed on 3 Aug., as a mound they […]

Tea garden workers unite to oppose management imposed lockdown

Goa: Bank employees strike work, demand COVID-19 safe workplaces 24 August 2020: As number of Coronavirus cases rise in the state bank employees have raised a demand for COVID-19 safe workplaces under the aegis of Goa Bank Employees’ Association. Bank employees are finding it difficult to ensure social distancing at their workplaces due to influx […]

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